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  1. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    LOL yes I sure did. I also cranked the motor halfway and checked they were all at the same depth so either all 4 rods are bent evenly or...

    Jun 21, 2021 at 10:55 PM
  2. taupehat liked ASRDogman's post in the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Did you check the other 2 pistons heighths?

    Jun 21, 2021 at 10:54 PM
  3. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Confirmed blown head gasket on cylinder 2 and took very careful measurements, found no difference in height between 2 and 3. Rods are...

    Jun 21, 2021 at 10:46 PM
  4. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Thanks! Wanna see a REALLY nice-looking photo? How about this: [IMG]

    Jun 21, 2021 at 10:43 PM
  5. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    I've damn near got the head off now. I'll just measure depth once I'm done.

    Jun 21, 2021 at 5:58 PM
  6. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Cool. I did the camshaft lock trick so maybe I'll take that approach.

    Jun 21, 2021 at 11:46 AM
  7. taupehat liked Mendel Leisk's post in the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Rotating the crankshaft and pistons? Or you're concerned to get it out of synch? I think if the chains put back on all the marks,...

    Jun 21, 2021 at 11:46 AM
  8. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    You all don't think I'm going to have a problem now that the timing chain is off?

    Jun 21, 2021 at 11:10 AM
  9. taupehat liked wheezyglider's post in the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Thanks Mendel, I vividly recall that cad sketch -- it left an impression. I was able to find something on the CTA Tools website that...

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  10. taupehat replied to the thread 173k, head gasket time, darn it..

    Had to take a couple days off from working on the issue due to a heat wave, but got back at it today and I'm this far along - feel like...

    Jun 21, 2021 at 12:04 AM