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Chevy 327/350 block

I’m wanting to swap a 305 with a 327 in an El Camino, had a 68-69 327 long block but the block turned out to be cracked so I kept the crank (2 piece rear main seal), pistons, rods and heads from it ...
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Why facing the head block?

I have recently came across a problem. One of the rocker fingers (the one that touches the valve stems, and have cam rollers) on my diesel engine head has broken. This resulted in the pistons hitting ...
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block test positive but leak down doesn't find any issue

My Jeep has been losing coolant before and after replacing a leaky radiator. block test proved positive for combustion gases but the dealer doesn't find an issue with leak down test. there is not ...
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Removing Cylinders from engine block

Trying to take apart my bmw n51 motor for fun and not trying to rebuild it becuase it toast. Took evetthing atchatchet to block off and finaly got the cylinder head off. The big end bearing is exposed ...
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Is this engine block salvageable?

My 1991 Toyota Starlet, EP81, 2E was run into the red and the radiator exploded. The head gasket was actually blown long before this point, but I only realised the symptoms after this catastrophic ...
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If a car has a rod knock what is no good the head or the block?

Wondering if the block or head can still be used?
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Honda civic 03 overheating, checking the cylinder head and block for cracks?

I have 150k on my 03 Civic it has overheated several times. I can drive the car around town without it overheating, but when I drive it on the highway for an hour and it will overheat. I thought I had ...
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Block flatness tolerance?

2006 Solstice (says hello). The engine overheated for some reason, going from ~200F to ~300F in a matter of seconds. (Actually, the gauge changed directly from 203F to 298F.) The head is over at the ...
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Head studs' threads larger length: problematic issue?

As I'm getting ready to (finally!) re-assemble this old engine (Skoda Estelle/120 '70s, RWD, rear mounted engine), I needed/wanted to change a few studs, but basically all of the head studs are ...
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2004 Pacifica overheats

Heater core had completely busted Coolant leaked into car floor on driver's side Had the heater core fixed Car wasn't flushed out Engine oil empty Engine oil mixed into the coolant Caused a blockage. ...
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Do any new cars come with cast iron engine blocks?

I am thinking that all manufacturers have switched to aluminum as the material of choice for engine blocks. I could not find any sources to confirm this. Do any new cars come with steel engine ...
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When to bore a block during a rebuild?

While reading this question about a motorcycle cylinder and piston, the question comes to mind basically for the same thing, only for an automobile engine. With this in mind, my questions are: When ...