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Old 01-22-2013, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by beamer528e View Post
Thanks I'll try that. However I just found out today that my gasket wasn't the problem. I might have a cracked head or block. I had the head milled but didn't have it inspected for cracks. Coolant is still leaking into the oil. So what are the odds it is a cracked block and not just the head? I'm thinking since the block is cast iron I have a good chance it's just the head.

I drove it for about 15 miles without any coolant and then when I pulled over I poured in cold water which just steamed (I know dumb idea).
You may want to consider swapping in another motor.
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