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Old 06-01-2012, 12:51 PM
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As for coolant, I just use 50/50

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Well, let me just say I had the same problem. Rebuilt motor and coolant would disappear. Found out that the cars exhaust was a bit white and it was burning coolant..So then I took of the heads and found out that there was a tiny crack in the head gasket. You might have a small crack as well and try to inspect your exhaust very well and if you see some white smoke, you got it.
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remove the heads as everyone else stated, send the heads to a reputable machine shop and have them checked then surfaced, also check the decks on the block corner to corner like an
[ X ]then across the center [---] use feeler gauges with a mechanics straight edge which is a precision tool and perfectly flat and straight, verify flat deck surface, when ready to reassemble install a head stud kit from ARP and make sure you put the assembly lube on the threads before installing in the block in order to achieve proper torque
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To give people some closure,

I've concluded that (hopefully) the passenger side's rings just haven't seated yet. The coolant that I was losing is no longer an issue after I:

a) Bypassed the heater core
b) Found 2 small leaks from a not perfectly tightened hose
c) Found a pinhole leak on the radiator

So, I'll give it a few hundred miles, and then we'll see where I'm at.

Thank you guys for your help, it was invaluable!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 11:19 AM
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Don't gorget about the intake gaskets. An intake leak can suck a lot of coolant into the engine.




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I'll keep an eye out for that!

I'll make sure I don't lose any more coolant. If I do, that'll be one of my first stops, seeing as it's relatively easy to do. I suppose it's good practice to check fluids before every start-up anyways
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