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Old 05-22-2020, 02:29 PM   #21
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It’s a wait and see thing now. I have new big bore gaskets coming. However, if I was a betting man, I’d. DY there’s gonna be a major catastrophic failure in the block.. is a crack
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:31 PM   #22
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It sucks because of the time and money I have in vested in this engine. The guy who built it is t going to cover anything. Probably 70 miles on the damn thing.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:51 PM   #23
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Old 05-22-2020, 04:44 PM   #24
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“I retorqued the heads after 3 heat cycles.“ Did you torque after each time you got it hot or once after you heated 3 times?..... I’m hoping for the best outcome...... Mark
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:20 PM   #25
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I’m pretty convinced the block is cracked in a cylinder wall. I’ll be pull the heads this week and will let you guys know. This was a 9k motor.
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Old 05-22-2020, 06:21 PM   #26
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Retororqed again yesterday. They are at 55lbs
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:16 PM   #27
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get a can of zotight problem over
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Old 05-22-2020, 07:17 PM   #28
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Have you done a compression test and a leak down test? Much easier than guessing.

Update: Ok, see you did the compression test (which looked good), now you need to do the leak down.

Was the block pressure tested before you started the machine work?

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Old 05-22-2020, 08:10 PM   #29
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For 9K if someone didn't pressure test the block, I would be very upset.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:04 PM   #30
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It was supposed to have been tested and crack free. I think I have a crack in a cylinder wall. Pulling the heads will tell
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:58 AM   #31
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The one plug looks like it is not firing - change it and see what it does.

If you're getting milky oil, that is a bad sign -- either cracked block or blown head gasket or both. What overbore on the block? Hopefully you have just a blown head gasket - usually the plugs will be washed down as a result.

If you find a blown head gasket, then switch over to the composite Best Gasket head gaskets - they are really good (other then when you need to change a set! LOL). If you need additional review, feel free to DM me or give me a call - be happy to try to be your "Virtual Flathead Doctor".
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:22 AM   #32
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Iīm kinda amazed over all this low mileage high $ builds that people try and troubleshoot on distance.
If i had built the engine it was back to me for free and i sort it out...what i donīt accept is engines coming back in a basket with a warranty claim.
Doesnīt the engine builders take any kind of warranty repairs for 9K ???
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:32 PM   #33
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Can you tell I’m pissed? Lol
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Old 05-23-2020, 04:56 PM   #34
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Ouch didnīt know that guy was involved...
Eric must be carrying 4 sparetires whenever he parks out of sight nowdays...
Maybe you should have someone go over it and verify what is done and if correct...atleast pressuretest and verify boresize and clearances before worse things happen and you have to spend serious $ again...

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Old 05-23-2020, 05:26 PM   #35
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Do we have an emoji for shaking your head?
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Old 05-23-2020, 06:41 PM   #36
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Was it sleeved ? Hopefully its easy fix especially with the $ spent . Wishing you the best .
Keep us posted .
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Old 05-23-2020, 07:55 PM   #37
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Thanks everyone. I’m thinking of selling it as is and building a nice merc motor.. It’s too bad that we have people like that in our hobby who take advantage of people. I’m not a rich guy who has a spare 9 grand lying around. Carla will get that cocksucker some day.
In the meantime if anyone wants a Skat crank and rods, Ross pistons, and a 400jr cam let me know.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:39 PM   #38
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Donīt give up yet !
Some of the known good guys to the rescue here ??
A couple of days work will probably sort this out...just has to be done right...
And even if the block is the issue it must be cheaper to adress it then start over from scratch.
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:47 PM   #39
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Here is the cylinder with the issue. No visible crack but it had water in it and is all washed including valves
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:54 PM   #40
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Could be just a head gasket issue. Best gaskets are the best.


Could be something else. Where is your rebuilder at this point? Not involved? Usually not how it's done. You won't see a crack or an issue by eye.


Long block or short block from the builder? (heads and intake on or not)



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