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ardiesse wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:53 pm Blacky,

It looks like water's been getting into number five cylinder. Either that, or a porous cylinder wall. Did the old head gasket seal properly around number five?

Rob
I believe it did Rob, will have a closer look when I get home. The head is off to the head doctor for some material removal and a freshen up. :twisted:
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#5 top side and bottom side
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Re: FB ute

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Blacky,

On the pushrod side between 4 and 5, there's a small hole for coolant right next to the head bolt hole. It appears as if the head gasket wasn't quite sealing properly there, and there may have been a small leak into the cylinder. Hard to tell though.

And also - the gasket wasn't sealing up too well between nos. 4 and 5 (the steel shim's black). You'll probably find the same between 2 and 3. It's a very common grey motor problem.

Rob
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I will check with a straightedge before the new head goes on , probably be wise to give the block a going over with an oilstone and see if there are any lows.
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Blacky wrote: Mon Mar 27, 2023 3:01 pm The original block for this ute is in the block pile , time to start chasing piston options and find a good crank I think Image



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i saw an add for fancy billet cranks on a facebook page yesterday, didn't pay much attention to what page it was though
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I can tell you now Miick it won’t be me buying one of them ….. it’s Galloway Engines in Pinjarra that are doing a run of billet cranks at around $4500 a pop :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
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Blacky wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 12:25 am I can tell you now Miick it won’t be me buying one of them ….. it’s Galloway Engines in Pinjarra that are doing a run of billet cranks at around $4500 a pop :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
Hey Blacky, its only money :smile22: :smile22: :smile22:

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EK283 wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 7:57 am
Blacky wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 12:25 am I can tell you now Miick it won’t be me buying one of them ….. it’s Galloway Engines in Pinjarra that are doing a run of billet cranks at around $4500 a pop :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
Hey Blacky, its only money :smile22: :smile22: :smile22:

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Yep, better spent elsewhere 😃😃 like on forced induction :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Blacky wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 12:26 pm
EK283 wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 7:57 am
Blacky wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 12:25 am I can tell you now Miick it won’t be me buying one of them ….. it’s Galloway Engines in Pinjarra that are doing a run of billet cranks at around $4500 a pop :wtf: :wtf: :wtf:
Hey Blacky, its only money :smile22: :smile22: :smile22:

Greg
Yep, better spent elsewhere 😃😃 like on forced induction :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
forced induction :think: next thing you'll be saying i should have got one of them cranks :lol:
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The beauty of forced induction is you don’t need big revs to make power Mick - keep a grey crank under 6000 rpm and it will survive - just need to keep boost at reasonable levels so you don’t end up driving over it :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Blacky wrote: Tue Mar 28, 2023 11:05 pm The beauty of forced induction is you don’t need big revs to make power Mick - keep a grey crank under 6000 rpm and it will survive - just need to keep boost at reasonable levels so you don’t end up driving over it :lol: :lol: :lol:
but none of that is any fun :twisted: :lol:
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Haven’t made any more progress on the ute seeing as I have been away - got the rocker cover back from the polishers though - $50 cash , why would you even bother trying to do it yourself for that sort of money ImageImage
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Hell yeah, very nice! Now get on with the RR.


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Errol62 wrote: Thu Apr 06, 2023 10:46 am Hell yeah, very nice! Now get on with the RR.


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:lol: :lol: not for at least a week , working on site until the 14th :( :(
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Shined up extremely well !!!

Yes a bargain at $50 bucks.

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