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post #16 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Turned it over with no plugs, no water out of any cylinder, fired it up and ran fine. Little white puffs just as I shut it off, nothing else to be alarmed of. Called my rebuilder, and he said to fire it up, and if there is still white, its a head gasket. No white. As soon as I can get the temp gauge working, I'll try and run it for a few minutes again. This is confusing.

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post #17 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 04:05 PM
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I missed it, has anyone asked about your intake yet - is it water cooled, i.e. someone replaced it with a later model intake at some point?

What's been done to the exhaust? How much smoke are we talking about here, and it sounds like it's recovering after the first's getting better?

How's your fluid level now? You may want to hoist up the front end and rock it a bit to try to get any air bubbles out of the system, then check and refill. You have an overfill reservoir, yeah?
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post #18 of 18 Old 05-15-2012, 06:46 PM Thread Starter
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No, the intake is stock. It did indeed get better. We removed the thermostat. The water in the radiator was cool, but the water in the block was scalding. Removed the thermostat, and am going to try to run it now. Thanks all
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