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Did contribution test 2 weeks ago and #3 failed. Then last week power got even less than when i did the contribution test, but intermittent. It would cut in and out every 10 seconds or so, and i could watch the boost change to compensate while on cruise control. It has been burning a little oil giving a little blue smoke. Then last Saturday, it started billowing white smoke and running very bad, wouldn't get the rpm up and didn't want to stay running. There was coolant all over the passenger side in the engine compartment and under the wheel well.

I did compression test and here are the results:
1) 335
3) Less than 20
5) 330
7) 380

2) 390
4) 355
6) 370
8) 390

There is no fuel in the coolant. The oil is slightly brown, but not milky. Its very thick compared to a sample i took when i drained it the last 5000 miles. This oil has about 4200 miles on it.

What do you think it is?

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i think someone has

A): Cracked head

B): blown head gasket


Any other opinions or know how?

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eww. cracked head would not be good. never thought i would be glad it was a blown head gasket. Its on the pass side too, not fun. Any other ideas?

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Oh, i forgot to mention. I tried to pressurize the coolant system. I couldn't. The air would not build up. I didn't use an air compressor though.

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Yeah that's sounds like a gasket or head. Hope it's just the gasket. Be careful if you get coolant in the head you will have a 6.0 effect

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Stainless Steel Valves
Heads Ported And Polished
Custom Comp Cams Grind
Previous owner said Dyno was 551.6 on the ground in 2wd'
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Nope and nope. drum roll.... Cracked cylinder sleeve and markings on valve and piston from contacting each other. Any ideas what would cause this?

Anyone in Central Florida with a heavy duty engine hoist I can borrow?

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Fluidampr, Forged Rods, Rebuilt motor, 6.0 intercooler
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