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If it were my car, which it's not, and there is no cross contamination of coolant and oil, I would certainly not be inclined to replace the headgasket for an oil leak, unless the oil leak was serious (like a quart of oil every 300 miles at worst).

As Pat Braden said, and I paraphrase, "some Alfa's don't leak oil, however, I've never seen or owned one of them".

Every Alfa I've ever owned leaked oil from just about everywhere. I've replaced head gaskets when I saw even a trace of oil in the coolant, but in the future I'd wait until I saw coolant in the oil before I start taking things apart. Because there's always going to be oil leaking slightly into places you don't want it.

That said, perhaps the wise thing is to replace if you have the time and resources.
 
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