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Coolant in cylinders

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by neveragain, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. neveragain

    neveragain Junior Member

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    I just got around to swapping a built head/intake on a b18c1. The head was sent out; got a port, new valves, guides, springs, retainers, seals. Intake is an edelbrock.

    I took the stock head/intake off labeled everything and swapped on the new setup. With all new head and intake gaskets. When I goto crank the car it will start if the antifreeze is low or emtpy. With full coolant it wont start. If I take the plugs out there's coolant in the cylinders.

    I've double check all the vac and coolant lines and everything is correct. So I'm not sure if it's something stupid I overlooked or major.
     
  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Did you resurface the head and block? They may not be flat...
     
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    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    compression test...

    sounds like its def major head gasket leak
     
  4. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    yup- haedgasket is spent.

    do a compression and leak down test
     
  5. neveragain

    neveragain Junior Member

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    I think the head was cut slightly, I have to check over my receipt and specs. Block was untouched.

    I had a feeling about the head gasket. I ordered an OEM one this time instead of the Fel-Pro I was using.

    Hopefully that will resolve the problem. I'm running out of patience and money for this project. Thanks again for the responces...
     
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    funny, i just did a head swap and to my dissaray after we did all the work of putting it on and stuff like that it turned up white smoke. did a quick compression check and 60psi in cylinder #3. popped the head back out and straight edged the block.....out of spec of .004in. hahaha
     
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