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Old 10-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #21
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That would be the advice.

The sensible advice would be to save your money and have the guides checked via the wiggle test.
I had mine wiggle tested just to make sure it wasn't going to blow on me if I drove it. I'm still doing the heads they will wear soon enough. Lol
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:17 PM   #22
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If the engine was really bad you will have to replace the oil cooler. We had one so bad it we had to replace everything except the dry sump. Even the intake looked like they poured molten lava thru it. Take your time and clean the system properly, It takes us at least 2 hrs to flush and properly clean the oil system to make sure there is not anything left from a previous failure.
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:24 PM   #23
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That would be the advice.

The sensible advice would be to save your money and have the guides checked via the wiggle test.
Neither is very appealing.

It's probably not very likely that a seller is going to allow a prospective buyer to do a wiggle test before purchase, nor have one done.

One can only imagine the reaction of the typical seller when such a request was made by a buyer who might be nothing more than a tire kicker anyway.

Of course doing a wiggle test after purchase, and finding out bad news at that point might save you a windowed block, but you would have still purchased "damaged goods" which would need repair.

If course, one could get lucky and discover after purchase that the guides in their used car were good.

But judging by how frequent out if spec guides are being found.......
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:07 PM   #24
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Unreal you have officially made it sound way to easy LOL.. I'll start disassembly this week and keep you guys posted on where to head from here. I'm just happy to have the support from you guys. Any suggestions on built but reliable long blocks in the 600-650hp range?
If I could pull out the engine from the top along with the rest of the drivetrain on jackstands in my garage at age 69, doing it with a 2-post lift at a younger age must really be easy.

Katech and Texas Speed are the first two that come to mind for built motors.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #25
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Neither is very appealing.

It's probably not very likely that a seller is going to allow a prospective buyer to do a wiggle test before purchase, nor have one done. [...]
Agreed, so why would you even suggest it?
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #26
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Livernois or LME for an engine is my advice. They both are top notch and won't disappoint.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:09 PM   #27
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Agreed, so why would you even suggest it?
I actually wondered the same thing when you suggested it a little while back, and on multiple occasions.

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JFKhrist give it a rest
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:43 PM   #29
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OP seems pretty knowledgeable about working on stuff. Curious as to how the oil pan got windowed. Sounds like a rod let go. Let him take it apart and find out what the real destruction was caused by before a million assumptions get made. "Ticking" can be caused by several things...not just valve train. Ever heard a spun bearing? Just sayin...
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #30
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Thx for all the input here guys... gave it a good start pulling the motor everything is just about ready to be taken out from under the car. Have to get two more sets of jack stands just to be sure everything is secure then i will unbolt the cradle, make sure everything is disconnected and raise the body up on this puppy... I just cant take the suspense anymore of not knowing what exploded... Then i can begin to weep in the corner before building the motor i really want LOL
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My car now has a noticeable ticking that's not the injectors that my GM tech friend confirmed. Maybe it's time to trade her.
yea if your not going to check anything then yea sell it. injectors are quiet. but then again, if you maybe checked it months ago and found out your heads are fine then you've been worrying all this time for nothing. just a thought.
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Look at Funkybirds blown motor. Dropped a valve, windowed the block/pan/etc. Everything was trashed.

Remember to take the console off and disconnect the shift ****/boot so it will drop out. You will have to disconnect some brake lines to drop the cradle. Rear driver side and I forget the other but one up front. I left the abs module hanging in the car, same with a/c compressor since I didn't want to recharge it.
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Probably a valve drop.

I've dropped my motor out on a 2 post. Pretty east. Disconnect wiring, fluid lines/etc, exhaust, tunnel plate, upper suspension to body, then 4 bolts from and 4 rear and everything drops out.



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This is becoming too regular of an occurance.

It's been so long since it happened to me that I the sting had started to soften. I was really considering getting a C7, but threads like this rekindle that fire I have against GM. The fact that they left me and so many others out in the cold, will ensure that I won't buy another.

There really should be a class action lawsuit
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This is becoming too regular of an occurance.

It's been so long since it happened to me that I the sting had started to soften. I was really considering getting a C7, but threads like this rekindle that fire I have against GM. The fact that they left me and so many others out in the cold, will ensure that I won't buy another.

There really should be a class action lawsuit
I'm confused on why there's isn't a class action suit already.
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There should be this is getting ridiculous
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7 post from the OP...need more proof...
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I'm confused on why there's isn't a class action suit already.
WTF? Car was modded....
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once you get the new engine, it would be in your best interest to get yourself a set of "richard heads". Better off spening 2k on WCCH heads rather than a warranty plan.
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once you get the new engine, it would be in your best interest to get yourself a set of "richard heads". Better off spening 2k on WCCH heads rather than a warranty plan.
100% wrong, since a set of WCCH heads in no way guarantees to prevent your engine from experiencing failure.

I paid 2000 for a warranty that covered a new set of factory heads, and it will cover it again if the problem arises again.

Just don't misinform people on how to deal with problems if you don't know the facts.
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