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before you take the intake off check to see if it is loose. Start with the center bolts and work your way to the ends. Then do it again.
there won't be much water in those lines when it's not running but leave them off for now anyway.
How thick is the cilicone at the front or rear of the intake? 1/4" means the intake is sitting to high and wasnt milled if your heads were and the water ports are not lined up. Also look and see if were the intake gasket is if the gap looks even or if it seems to get wider at the bottom.
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When you take the intake manifold off, lube the lifter bottoms and as much of the cam lobes as possible. Add a bottle of GM EOS, pre-lube the motor with an old distributor or specific pre-lube assembly (you can use a drill to power the pre-lube assembly). Turn-off the water to the headers. Most of this is in addtion to the advice the other guys have given you.
Well I would like to thank everyone for the input. I guess this will just be a hard lesson learned in the long run.
I don't get it. How is water from the headers getting into the oil? Gotta be coming from some where else. I'd say leaking from the head gasket or the head bolts.
Without the motor running, hook up the hose and check for leaks. I've seen this before, water weeping around the head bolts.
“Well I would like to thank everyone for the input. I guess this will just be a hard lesson learned in the long run”.Well what you got ant that hard to learn if you really get your head right about it. But I am glad your learning some lessons. Keeper going.....
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This whole conversation has got my thinking all fucked up. I had a milkshake too, and I hoped to find evidence that the intake manifold gaskets were leaking. I started tearing things down, no visual signs of a water leak from the intake or the head gaskets. So I started thinking cracked head or block. Then I noticed some deep grooves in two of the cylinder walls, like the wrist pins were broken and wearing on them. But, under closer inspection the two pistons in those cylinders were slightly different than the other 6. So, I assume the pin issue has been dealt with. Which left me with the thought that maybe water is somehow coming from the grooves in the cylinder wall.
The odd thing is when I did a compression test all 8 cylinders were within 5psi of each other. I know I should replace the block anyway, but after reading this thread I'm thinking about putting it all back together. Making sure everything is sealed up the way it should be and see if I still get water in the oil or not. The budget is so f'ing tight, I'd deal with a little blow-by if I could at least get out on the water for some cruising.
For those grooves to cause water to get in the oil you would have to have an intake leak or cracked head...In any case, those are some nasty looking grooves that need taken care of real soon....There also looks like water coming thru the bolt hole on the left??
i pulled the intake manifold......everything loods fairly decent............i have a torker 2 inake and the for intake bolts on each side did't take much to get off.........the only part of the gasket that looked thick was the part that these bolts held down...........so i'm thinking swith to studs and maybe that will solve the problem