Burned valves, warped head, Blown gasket. it's a good 1500 to 3000 dollar repair bill if you take it to a shop. if you do it your self your looking 500 to 1000. Better make sure the car it worth it if your going to spend that much on it. you may be able to save a little money getting a used head out of a wrecking yard but it is likely you'll have the same problem in another 20 to 30 K.
Not without a smog certificate, unless you are selling it out of state.
When a car is sold, who is responsible for the inspection?
The seller is required to provide the buyer with a valid smog inspection certification at the time of the sale or transfer. Smog certifications are good for 90 days from the date of issuance.
The inspection is not required on a transfer if a biennial smog certification was submitted to DMV within 90 days prior to the vehicle transfer date (a vehicle inspection report may be required for proof of certification).
Note: Smog certifications are not required for transfers that occur for any motor vehicle that is four or less model years old. A smog transfer fee will be collected from the new owner.
Parts are cheap $20-$30. Labor could be $600-$1200
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great truck all major problems they get were done,have a tech inspect it still but ya i think its a good buy
50-55 p.s.i. of compression is bad. You should have well over 100p.s.i., closer to 170. I doubt you have just a blown head gasket( though possible) . Sounds like you may have more severe problem like worn piston rings, which requires more time and money to repair. Normally a blown head gasket will have one or two cylinders with low compression, but all four sounds impropable.