Originally Posted by MLB
Originally Posted by jr's3800
Glad to hear it... You did get a new Elbow right?
No. Haven't gotten any parts yet, since we still aren't certain what blew. But we did find our missing water. It was in the manifold, and the piston cylinders are full. Does that mean we have to pull the heads too?
Any other way to get that water out?
Even though we originally thought the oil was full of water - there was no sign of any water at all in the drained oil (though it sure looked like it by the dip stick and what we wiped off it).
Anyway - the upper intake manifold looks intact, as well as it'* gasket, though we haven't cleaned them and inspected them closely yet. At present, it looks like one of the lower intake manifold seals may
be what failed, as the lower gaskets don't look bad either - but one of the seals does.
Look on the top of your intake manifold and see what Jullian date it has... There should be a month, date and year stamped on the top if its the original or a GM replacement...
Its possible that you could have an upper inatke rupture( This is what I think it is as you have described the coolany all over the place and in the cylinders...)... Its also possible that lower intake gaskets are bad as well... If these items are both original then I would highly reccomend replacing both...
For the water in the cylinders, all of the plugs will have to be removed and the engine will have to be turned over..... At this point I'll hazzard a guess and say that you have dissconnected the battery...
You will need to turn the engine over by hand to get some of the water out..
Once you get it all together you may want to leave ther plugs out, and use the starter to turn it over to get as much water out of the cylinders as possible...
I'd say the parts will run you around $200 ....
Any other questions or anything you need to know, just ask...
I should be around tomorrow afternoon...
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