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Old 10-27-2009, 09:32 PM
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The carbon build up on the plugs was present, but nothing looked wet or odd really. Also there was no coolant/water in the oil as far as I could tell. Anything ELSE it could be before I tear it all apart to search for a visable problem? Recomendations on new heads if I need them or a new head gasket/plenum kit?
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well im sure youll find out about the heads when you get that far, and then you can determine if you need them or not...But the gasket im sure of...Your description of the problems fit the what a blown head gasket, or cracked heads would create...
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and if you would like to, and if you are able to...You can always do a compression leak down test, to ensure that the leak is coming from the head gasket...You can do this by applying the air as per the use of the tester, open the radiator cap and if you see bubbles(which would be created by the air), then that increases your chances of having a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head...
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Could have a small crack around the steel ring of the head gasket and is actually being drawn in on the intake stroke .
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Either way I've gotta tear it down. Daily driver too, it's too bad. Time to find a winter beater and then start the tear down.

Any recomendations as far as gasket kits or anything?
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Sorry man, hope everything goes well though...I pretty sure Tom would know where to get a gasket, rockauto.com i believe...
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rockauto.com. You have time to wait, gonna need one whether or not that turns out to be the problem. Good Luck.
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I like using Fel -Pro products . Nick when you do this , make sure you reseal the plate on the bottom of the intake manifold . May want to consider getting a head set . Should come with everything you need to redo the top of the engine .
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Yeah, I'd like to find a kit to do the whole top end but I'm having problems finding a complete kit. I will check out the links you guys sent, thanks agian.
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Yeah, I'd like to find a kit to do the whole top end but I'm having problems finding a complete kit. I will check out the links you guys sent, thanks agian.
I also think they recommend to replace the head bolts . Have the parts guy verify that for ya . There is a special torque procedure for the torque to yield head bolts .
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