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Not necessarily, on the crack.
If you're getting coolant in the pan, it has to be getting in somewhere. I would be taking a very close look at cylinder head castings, cylinder walls. You've deleted the coolers entirely?
You're 100% sure the front cover isn't cavitated, at all?
Try what I suggested with the pressure testing with no oil in it. You might even hook some regulated shop air to the degas bottle, keep it low, 20psi, 25 tops and see if that leads you anywhere.
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