Well, this is exactly what your dealer meant. Since you most definitely blew a head gasket, and you are burning coolant, there really is no way to tell if the block is warped or the head itself. You might try just sending out the head and have it check, but what if it checks okay but after it's back together something else blows. That's a choice that you have to make. If you are mechanically inclined and have the resources, try it yourself, but remember that it is going to be a project that will last longer than a weekend. Maybe you could get a beater car as a temporary use.
Bob, The Auto Answer Man
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