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Old 09-13-2008, 02:05 PM
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Blown Headgasket?

Not sure whether I blew a head gasket or the intake manifold gasket failed on me. I found lots of water in the oil on my supercharged Chevy 350. I am using a copper headgasket and am worried that it didn't seal properly however I did have some problems with the intake not fitting properly...I'm hoping this is the problem. Is there a method to determine whether it is this or the headgasket?

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Blown Headgasket?

you can pull the plugs and pressure test pump the radiator
to see .
or pull the oil pan and see if from above .
but you need to get that water off the crank soon , rusto .
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I'm aware of the rust issue, but I think I might have found the problem. I checked the intake manifold bolts and they were extremely loose so I tightened them down and replaced the oil. Ran the engine for 5 minutes and checked the dip stick...looks normal. I'll pull a valve cover just to be sure but I think that was the problem.
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You may have already damaged the bearings depending on how long it ran.
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How can I tell...low oil pressure? I have only ran the car in the driveway.
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