It already has a brand new head gasket with roughly 10 miles on it! It
was also a high quality permatex one with metal rings round each
cylinder. I also made sure that I very methodically cleaned both gasket
mating faces. If it was a blown head gasket how did the oil get there?
I checked the rockers and there are no dropped valves and the assembly
looked to be in good order and is certainly getting oil.
Anothing thing that I thought of was valves not seating correctly, is
this a possible cause?
If it's not that then I assume it is either pistons or piston rings. How
easy is it to remove these for replacement and is it a job I could do at
home? Does the engine need to be removed to do this?
I think tomorrow will be a head removing day (the car, not me, although
it is tempting!...)
--- Dan Canaan <email@example.com> wrote:
> You could also have a blown head gasket between Cylinders 1 and 2,
> are not under compression at the same time and could easily result in
> pressure if the two were linked.
> It's not all for naught though. Pulling the head would be the first
> task. Get a good look at the tops of the cylinders to make sure you
> have any damage from the head (dropped valve) or chipped valve (debris
> caused). Then set the head aside as 'good'.
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