Dreaded head gasket???

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Well I think I may have the dreaded head gasket problem. :( There seem to be very small white deposits at the head gasket by the #4 and #5 cylinders on the exhaust side of the engine. Here is a pic that I hope shows what I see. There is a white spot above and to the right of the #5 frost plug and a white line above the block heater at the #4 cylinder. What do you think??
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That photo is not too clear to my old eyes. How does it look on the driver's side around #6 cylinder?
 
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My imagination is running wild looking at that picture so don't pay any attention to me. I'm gonna try to skip this thread for the duration.

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I'll go have a look at DS #6 and or try to get a better Pic.
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Holy @#$#, how do you get a look at #6 DS? Anyway here is hopefully a better pic. The white stuff is crusty and looks like a hard water deposit.
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In my limited experience (1 rig :)), I concur with Christo. My '93 looked much like yours before I pulled the motor. No head gasket problem.
 
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Thanks, Christ and cruiserman. Most likely I am just being paranoid.
Cheers,
Sean
 

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While we whine a little about the head gasket problem on older cruisers, I am doing a 99 chevy van with 52,000 miles on it this weekend that has already had a transmission, a $600 water pump and now an intake leak on a Vortec 5.7. It will pay a good 7 hours to change the intake gasket. The owner is unhappy with the General.
It could be worse, we could drive Chebbies. ;)
 
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[quote author=Gumby link=board=2;threadid=5563;start=msg44226#msg44226 date=1064358448]
While we whine a little about the head gasket problem on older cruisers, I am doing a 99 chevy van with 52,000 miles on it this weekend that has already had a transmission, a $600 water pump and now an intake leak on a Vortec 5.7. It will pay a good 7 hours to change the intake gasket. The owner is unhappy with the General.
It could be worse, we could drive Chebbies. ;)
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And people wonder why I am biased towards Toyota engines in Toyota trucks. :slap: :doh: :D
 

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