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Old 11-26-2017, 10:51 AM   #57
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Wow! What an experience! Thanks for sharing this. I bet you're thread will help someone down the road. I'm wondering if the combustion by-products in the coolant are responsible for the hose deterioration? Maybe some reactive chemistry with the Dex?
I do keep finding black rubber like very small pieces in coolant, this is I believe gasket but may also be old hose breaking down. Never the less small rubber particles are in coolant float to top.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:28 PM   #58
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FIXED

Hello,

Well, I got so busy I had no time to look at my motor till last Sunday, tore it down and re-assembled.

It was easy to bleed cooling system and the motor runs amazing.

I bought this car with 50K on it and you could tell it had a troubled life. I fixed the car and it turned out very nice 2SS, but was have HUGE trouble with cooling system.

Turns out it had the head gaskets replaced by an inexperienced person who did a horrible job.

>>Left head was not torqued, a couple head bolts found finger loose. Others with 20 lbs at best.

>>Left head dowel pins missing - punched into head.

>>Left head gasket blown between two rear cylinders.

>>OIL sending unit >>2 threads from falling out << Massive oil leak found.

>>All valve guide seals damaged, broken, burnt, massive oil blow by.

I installed new valve guide seals, head gaskets, valley cover, intake seals,
foam pads intake manifold, all engine bolts, valve cover and exhaust gaskets.
I cleaned the cylinders, heads, intake valves but did not clean piston tops or exhaust valves.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:36 PM   #59
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:44 PM   #60
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:50 PM   #61
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You can see the water burning back two...

When the heads were done they looked almost new, seats were great, guides in spec, flat and the cylinders had nice cross hatch and no signs of piston blow by.
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Old 01-17-2018, 09:59 PM   #62
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As luck would have it, my shop was full, brakes on the car locked up, but it was sunny so I did it in the drive...lol
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Old 01-17-2018, 10:53 PM   #63
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Wow. Totally cool you have the ability to dive in and fix that. Imagine what that would have cost to have a dealership do that! And they probably wouldn't have done as good of a job. Thanks for posting the photos as well because it's educational for me.
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Old 01-18-2018, 03:41 AM   #64
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Damn dude, that was NASTY! It's a good thing the engine didn't blow permanently with all the half-assed work from before.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:00 AM   #65
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Wow. Totally cool you have the ability to dive in and fix that. Imagine what that would have cost to have a dealership do that! And they probably wouldn't have done as good of a job. Thanks for posting the photos as well because it's educational for me.
I look at it as a blessing, I believe anyone can do it, just need to learn.
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Old 01-18-2018, 10:01 AM   #66
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Damn dude, that was NASTY! It's a good thing the engine didn't blow permanently with all the half-assed work from before.
After taking it apart I was shocked it ran as well as it did... The guy was a hack...lol

One question lingers thou... Why did it come apart in the first place - what happened?
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Old 01-19-2018, 03:32 AM   #67
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After taking it apart I was shocked it ran as well as it did... The guy was a hack...lol

One question lingers thou... Why did it come apart in the first place - what happened?
Maybe his car care skills and his driving skills match his repair skills ... "0"
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Old 01-20-2018, 03:04 AM   #68
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Whoever did that should have their fingers removed.

I did the lifter replacement job so I know what a time consuming job that is, most of the time is spent cleaning mating surfaces, looks like you did a nice job.
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Old 01-20-2018, 12:50 PM   #69
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Maybe a rush to de-mod before selling.
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Old 01-20-2018, 08:30 PM   #70
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Maybe a rush to de-mod before selling.
That is one of my leading theory's....

Give me back my heads a power adder?
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