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  1. termcobra281

    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Just pulled this head on the driver side for the build I am doing and notice some weird stuff in the 2nd to last cylinder. What is your guys thoughts?
     
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    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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  3. slo984now

    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    Looks like rust and coolant to me. What was the condition of the engine before tear down?
     
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    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Ran good had no problems with it. I thought the same looks like coolant/water.
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Misleading post title. Was thinking something way different.
     
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    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Yeah, me too, I was anticipating some interesting remarks!
     
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    badcobra It's Fast Established Member

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    Bring to a machine shop and have them hot tanked, make sure the deck is square and then pressure tested
     
  8. termcobra281

    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Its not misleading... I want thoughts on them.. I wanna see if anyone may know whats going on in that cylinder. In that case you 2 say misleading and I say if you dont have a helping thought dont post ... Sorry not trying to be a dick but dang come on.
     
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    Mojo88 "Hammer" Time Established Member

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    Relaxxxxxxxxxxxxx.....................

    Meanwhile, maybe you left the plug out and it got water into the cylinder somehow?? I see the plug, so that is likely not the answer.

    Which means moisture got in there... maybe just from sitting OR possible bad head gasket OR cracked head. IMHO it's one of those three things. Head check is in order, plus I'd confirm block is flat too.
     
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    03' White Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I love head.

    With regards to your head, looks like your cylinder head had moisture of some kind. Coolant, condensation ect. Could be from the exhaust. How long has the motor sat before tear down?
     
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    slo984now AKA 01yellerCobra Established Member

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    They're just messing with you. Think of what else the word "head" refers to.

    Make sure everything is magnafluxed and checked for cracks.
     
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    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Sorry guys I took that the wrong way... Lol I see the "head" thing now. I am gonna have them looked at. The car sat for a couple months. Gaskets look good. At this point look everyone mention just gonna send them off.
     
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    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    Like**
     
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    PhoenixM3 Hello Kitty Slayer Established Member

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    Re-read from a dirty old man’s perspective.
     
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    Is this an E85 car?? I’ve seen a few E85 cars do this cause of short driving or it sitting a lot.
     
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    4sdvenom Never Enough! Established Member

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    If the moisture was contained to just 1 cylinder I would be looking hard at the headgasket condition around that cylinder. Could possibly be a cracked cylinder wall as well or even a crack in the intake or exhaust port for that cylinder.
     
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    03' White Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Or the exhaust valves were open on that cylinder when the engine stopped and there was condensation in the exhaust.
     
  18. termcobra281

    termcobra281 Active Member Established Member

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    could be that also... I am gonna let wonder racing check them out and do what they need to while I got the engine apart.
     
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