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Unread 01-16-2016, 08:28 AM   #1
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Water Pump Died...New Engine Needed?

My pump died & it ran hot several times as I limped home, adding water along the way. I now have low compression in cylinders 1 & 2, possibly more. Cylinder 1 came back at 30, I don't remember 2, & they stopped testing after that. Do I need a new engine, top end rebuild, head gasket, rings...? I had the engine rebuilt 2-3 years & would rather not do it again.

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Unread 01-16-2016, 08:30 AM   #2
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I'd say that it's done.
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Sounds like blown head gasket minimum, warped head is likely. Won't know until they pull the head off.
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Perhaps I should add that I'm still driving it & I'm the only one who can tell a difference in the idle. Aside from a slightly rough idle & the CEL being on, there's really nothing noticeably wrong with it.
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Unread 01-16-2016, 04:33 PM   #5
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Pull the head, have it checked for cracks and shaved to straighten if needed. Check the valves but their not expensive so I would put new valves and seals in while it's apart. Put it back together with a quality head gasket. Also you'll have to change your oil with the head job, if you wait to pull the head and still drive it change your oil now. The high temps could have compromised it.
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Unread 01-16-2016, 09:14 PM   #6
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Pull the head, have it checked for cracks and shaved to straighten if needed. Check the valves but their not expensive so I would put new valves and seals in while it's apart. Put it back together with a quality head gasket. Also you'll have to change your oil with the head job, if you wait to pull the head and still drive it change your oil now. The high temps could have compromised it.
Thanks for the actual advice. I really appreciate it.
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