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    Just oil that trickled down from the head as I was fumbling with the head removal.


    Here's an interesting thing I noticed when I inspected my head one day a while back. Notice that a 12" long section of the top of the head, about 1.5" from the valve cover mating surface, has been milled and the milling cut through the cast-in letters:

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    I just sent the pics to Charlie and he checked 2 other unrebuilt engines and they had the same milling marks. He surmises that this was done for some reason at the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent View Post
    Thank you Gordan. Is the wetness on the piston top 2,3,4 from oil, or simply anti-freese from removing the head?
    I would say most of its oil and coolant from pulling the head.

    That said, seeing these now in better resolution...



    This is damn strange seems the air flow or fuel delivery was all over the place.



    I think this may have been from the squished O-Ring. Kind of confirmed by looking at the head gasket in that area.. But surprised you didnt see water in the oil.. so I can only assume it was pissing just enough water to burn it off and not accumulate.

    Others look like they were burning rich to get that many depoists.. #1 was "washed" by the coolant.
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    Why should do the factory mill the side of the cover so deep
    I have never see this marks never ever

    Maybe your heat was bent and the mechanic would take it as base for mill the head gasket surface.
    Maybe the shop have no mashine what can mill 90° from the intake outtake side.
    So they must have a base for mill the head.
    I think the shop have only a mashine what can mill from Top only!

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    I noticed a hairline anomaly on the head and head gasket between two cylinders.
    I'd point out where but right now on my phone so can't edit.
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    I gave the pics a look over and didn't spot anything. Keep in mind that neither head nor block was cleaned, wiped, scraped or anything. I just pulled things apart and took the pics.

    It'll all get checked out and remilled when it gets rebuilt, probably with stock pistons and rods, so that the compression and displacement is normal.


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    Wow, what a ride this has been.

    I went from ultimate elation winning a whole car show and acquiring total confidence to drive my car cross country if I wanted to. Then total dismay the next weekend when it started acting up. Then 3-4 months of everyday work on it replacing and checking stuff to no avail. Then getting the car tuned with Charlie to the point that it seemed like I was just a teensy bit of adjustment away from it being just as great as it was the past 2 years. Then the tuner dude being unable to tune it and surmising that it had a blown head gasket. Then hitting rock bottom after pulling the head and discovering it did have a blown gasket and several other issues and enough carbon build up that I felt a rebuild would be necessary and installing FI would be prudent. Followed shortly thereafter with the decision to replace the engine entirely with my already purchased 2.2. Followed shortly thereafter with replacement of the engine with a 2.4 instead.

    I can't wait to get off this rollercoaster.


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