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Re: Engine Dramas
Sounds like head gasket, either that or the water jacket has corroded through into the oilways.
Costs about $50 to have the head faced and $50 to have it cracktested.
Then you have to buy a gasket. I dunno about whether it uses torque-to-yield headbolts, don't think so.
If that doesn't fix it I'd get another block. Maybe you should get a S/H motor and swap her pistons/rings etc into it? Probably wouldn't be much more expensive than having the head checked out IMO.
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