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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Was able to get all the connecting rod bolts out but 1 was a PITA. Had to apply heat and hit the bolt with more force and was able to get it out the next day. Maybe should have just reused them and gone through the 4 torquing sessions as coax had indicated previously. Involved more time and...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Clamped it, 5 hits and it came out. Will try the other 5 tomorrow, finished cleaning all the piston grooves. The bolts will arrive maybe Friday and hopefully, it'll be easy fitting them in. The Hastings piston rings arrived today. Got the Clevite bearings yesterday.
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Thanks for the update coax. Enjoy the break -in.
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Thanks coax, same situation as me! And how are the rod bolts on yours doing so far? There's not much that I could find on the forum either regarding replacing the rod bolts other than people whose bolts got damaged and they replaced it with the engine still in place. Read where one guy tapped...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Got the block back from the machine shop. I want to verify the clearance with Plastigage so this will be the 3rd retorque. And after checking the results the final install with be the 4th retorque. The rod bolts are still within spec. The machinist mentioned no need to plastigage it. So if...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Got my engine mount fixed. My metal bending skills are as bad as my cooking so had someone come over to fix it. We tried putting a jack under the mount but instead of bending the mount it lifted the truck. He ended up using an acetylene torch to remove the welds, hammered it back straight and...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Thanks for the suggestion. Just where/how to mount the jack under it would be tricky. I can grind the mount down the middle and bend each wing up and weld. Sat in front of the torque converter in the engine bay on the axle. Always wanted to do that one of these days haha. I don't see any...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Please disregard. I see that brass looking large hex head bolt now. What is the purpose of it anyways? Any benefits to replacing that washer?
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    OK I'm looking at pics of my cylinder head and the FSM and am not finding this large head bolt plug. Where exactly on the head is this? Thanks This was the part of the chain tensioner slipper that I broke that ended up on the crankshaft sprocket which prevented me from turning the...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Thanks..I'll look for the dot first thing tomorrow. Just so happens that the very first bolt that I removed was the green bolt.
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    Thanks coax. I looked at the FSM and I don’t see any reference to hex bolt plugs for the head unless I’m missing it. I was able to remove the block this morning. My first time. I learned a lot and made some mistakes along the way. I think the half ton engine stand I got from HF is a little...
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    Blown headgasket, bent engine mount, missing top 2 bolts on bell housing, rear main seal leaking

    94 LC Bubbling coolant...got the chemical tester from HF and the solution turned yellow. Initially got their leak down tester but the one I got had a bad gauge I think or I didn't use it properly so I got the chemical tester. These are my adventures: Both Egr studs and one of water bypass...
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    Need a '94 fuel injector connector.

    Awesome!...thank you Irish Reiver
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