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Checking Head and cylinder for warp.

Post Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:04 pm

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how can I check head and top of cylinder to see if they are warped? Funds are tight would like to get some kind of idea as to what needs to go to machine shop.Engine was in BIG rain storm for 40 miles now leaking oil where head and cylinder meet. Took water in thru backing plate, believe engine may have tried to compress water

Post Sat Jan 07, 2012 12:36 am
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Machine blue the surfaces and rub them lightly against a very fine emery cloth taped tightly to a very flat sheet of heavy glass panel. The high spots of bluing will rub off right away and indicate just how warped the surfaces really are.

Post Sun Jan 08, 2012 12:27 am

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
A dail indicator will do the trick.

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