ok this swap is never ending! my boy came to me with his lsvtec already together, and he wanted me to help him finish it off. stuff like the rear main seal flywheel clutch oil pan and so on. we got it in and running. he had about 15 people messing with his motor and had some of his friends mess something up and he called me over to fix! NO HERE IS THE SHIT. we got the car on the road i told him do not beat on this motor it is brand new and you can't rev the shit out of it yet. when i say it is brand new. according to the old owner of the motor he had all brand new parts in there, pistons rings and so on. so he was driving the car and he was chirping the tires and he told me bro i have a major lose of horsepower. i checked the compression and 2 and 3 had very low numbers. had him turn the motor on and it had a nice sweet smell. headgasket blown. now what i want to know is how the hell did he blow a brand new headgasket? did the old owner do something wrong? or because it was so brand new and he was beating on the motor it didn't get the chance to seat right?