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Old 03-06-2013, 07:34 AM
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there was a little debris in the water jackets of the head from running water but I have an electric water pump that had problems with my connection and had a freeze plug leak. Since then I have replaced the freeze plugs and fixed my water pump issue.

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Putting oil in the cylinders didnt help and I loosened the rockers a little and that didnt help either so I pulled the head and didnt see any cracks in the head or piston or valves and I pulled one valve out to see if it was seating properely, it was ok but not great. The only thing I found was a break in the head gasket between 2-4 and 6-8 but not 4-6 so Im guessing this is my problem. what do yall think?
This is one for the record books. I wonder if Guinness has a catagory for strangely blown head gaskets.

I'm thinking that if there was enough coolant in the center cylinders to blow out the gasket material in the outboard cylinders that digging into the bottom end looking for cracks in the pin bosses, bending of the rods, crushing of the rod bearings, etc. is in order.

Off the top of my head with your first post my guess would have been a problem with the compression gauge, like the thing leaking down through the Schrader valve from a small piece of dirt holding it off its seat. This is way different.

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Now that's talent! I've seen some weird stuff, but to me that screams that someone forgot to torque the head gasket all the way or something like that. Did it damage the block deck surface?

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Havent checked block yet. I did take my head to the machine shop to get looked at but wont know anything till tomorrow. He said if it needed shaving then he could do both for $100. If the heads are required to be shaved should I get that done or try to buy some used vortec heads and an intake to match?
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