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Old 05-09-2009, 10:31 PM
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So I tore into the truck. I had previously found out which head was bad. Just wanted to share the photo of it once I took the heads off. You can see the far right one is clean, and I think I just had a small leak in the head gasket which eventually became much larger once I was in Minnesota. So now I am debating if I should take off the oil pan and remove the piston to inspect it and check the ring. Make sure no more damage is done to it that I cannot see.

As for the heads, I am taking them to be machine, possibly do a valve job on them, and have them magnafluxed to check for small cracks.

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By the way, anyone know how ot make the photos show up in here without having the link? I now some people use photobucket right?
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:42 PM
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You should just be able to right click the picture and click copy and then paste them into the thread as long as they are hosted online somewhere.

like this...
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Dang that is clean.
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Dang that is clean.
LOL! I said the exact same thing. Those pistons look like they only have 100 miles on them!
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Old 05-10-2009, 04:20 PM
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my 3.9 looked the same way, maybe even a little cleaner when i put the 318 in, it had 181,000 on it! good ole' valvoline and lucas.
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The piston on the left is clean. But the rest is dirty. That head gaskets gots some sludge. For me it was oily color but no build up.
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