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Crack?...or No crack? (no not talkin about an 8ball, hahaa)

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I hate to start a new thread just for this, but I wanted some quick opinions from ya'll...

I am minutes away from setting my head back on my 328, and closely looking at it I noticed what may be a crack...but there is not a water jacket between the valves is there? BTW there aren't any cracks along the mounting surface at all. I can get it pressure tested in the morning, but I am ready to put everything together right now:mad:

**Things that I already know**
-I know that I should rebuild the head:slap:
-I know that I deserve to fail since I am doing this the cheap/college budget way:banghead:
-I know that I also deserve a swift kick in the ass for even asking this:spank:, but any help is much appreciated


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Yep:cry:... but I pulled the head because of a massive coolant leak into cylinder #4, with no coolant/oil mixture, just into cylinder.

So I guess my main question is... is there a coolant jacket/passage between the valves?
Looks cracked to me.
I don't know about the water jacket locations. Even if there is no jacket in that location, I'd still be awfully hesitant to put a cracked head back on my engine. You can get a good used M52/S52 head for around $300 I think. You'll want to have it x-rayed, decked and everything, though.
Thanks 'zegerman' ... I agree

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