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depends on alot of things what the gasket is made of, the type of driving conditions, the engine size, make and model,how well you maintain the vehicle , ive seen gasksets go 20 to 30 years my head gasket made it 203,000 miles before blowing and that was with me racing the car so it depends would be the best answer

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Q: How long can a Head gasket last before failure?
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