Originally Posted by subzali
I did not replace the head gasket, just pulled the oil pan.
With nearly 200K miles on your head gasket, you are at or beyond the service life of the head gasket. Just a thought. They do wear. There is slight movement between the head and block.
Letting a HG go too long can result in other damage, such as to the head surface (no biggie) or the block deck (biggie). DAMHIK.