I'm going to see a car on Sat which according to the owner's advert has had "new head gaskett, head skimmed, and valves realligned". Nothing unusual there I thought, until I spoke to the owner on the phone and he told me he replaced the head gaskett one friday night himself when he noticed oil getting in the coolant.
Now this is what worries me, the fact that he claims he did it himself on a Friday night - it seems to me very unlikely that the head has been skimmed then. How likely is a DIY mechanic gonna be able to skim a head one Friday night?
I'm suspecting he's lied about something and has slipped up here. Opinions?