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Old 03-17-2004, 02:12   #1 (permalink)
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I have pulled the left head off my engine.
The piston closest to the fire wall had about a litre of water/coolant in it.The next one along about half of that and the other two were almost dry.
As for the head gasket I cannot see any sign of a rip or hole.
The only thing I could see was on the gasket around the water jacket it looks like its been rubbed with fine sand paper,A bit fluffy looking and on the face of the head in the same spot it has a green stain on it........Does that sound like it could have been the problem?
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I have pulled the left head off my engine.
The piston closest to the fire wall had about a litre of water/coolant in it.The next one along about half of that and the other two were almost dry.
As for the head gasket I cannot see any sign of a rip or hole.
The only thing I could see was on the gasket around the water jacket it looks like its been rubbed with fine sand paper,A bit fluffy looking and on the face of the head in the same spot it has a green stain on it........Does that sound like it could have been the problem?
im not a mechanic but to me it sounds as though it might be a warped head or block or something like that.
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Re: leak help

Possible wrong torque procedure, wasnt the heads+block machined when you had the rebuild, not common if decked etc right
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10 bucks says the reason the cylinders are full of coolant is because you didn't drain the block!

Sorry, can't help with the gasket. You need someone who knows what to look for, to have a look at it for you. Is the gasket blue with steel rings around the chambers? Does it have 1011-1 embossed into it?

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yes it is a 1011-1..........why do you ask?
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1011-1's are notorious for leaking. They leak along the top side of the block adjacent to the intake manifold. It appears that the steel rings don't compress correctly under 70-80ft/lbs. Look for signs of water seeping out around the water galleries and collecting around the outside of the steel fire rings.
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My old gaskets are .041 thick.
how much difference will .045 thick gaskets make to compression?
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