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12-05-2014 03:50 PM
ezno Will do. He's a great guy to talk to
12-05-2014 03:47 PM
dansp1 post some pics when the heads come back from Roger, i don't know him but have spoken to him several times over the years, always helpful and happy to give you his time.
12-05-2014 03:34 PM
ezno Front and rear look the same, thanks for the advice. Everything I've done on my RC-51 the "FIRST TIME" always seems to leave me screeming or crying in the garage I still love doing it.
12-05-2014 03:26 PM
dansp1 looking at the pics it looks as though it is more likely that the water got in as you were taking the head off, compare the piston and valves on both heads, if they look the same then that is probably the case, if the front one is much cleaner than the rear it maybe that the headgasket has been leaking.
12-05-2014 03:19 PM
ezno rear cylinder is dry. Nothing wrong with engine, just taking the heads off to send to Rodger in the uk
12-05-2014 03:17 PM
dansp1 if you didny have the plugs out it is possible there was some coolant left in the head that went into the bore, how do the cylinders compare? what's the background why are you tearing the motor down?
12-05-2014 03:15 PM
ezno I did not remove the plugs
12-05-2014 03:14 PM
ezno I found this on a car forum, could this be it?

"Well, it sounds like you did not drain the engine block before you took off the cylinder heads. The head bolts go straight into the water jackets of the engine block"
12-05-2014 03:04 PM
dansp1 when you rotated the crank the plugs were out right? do you have a blocked drain on the head?
There's a small hole that allows water to drain out of the area around the plug, if it blocks it could fill with water
12-05-2014 02:27 PM
ezno When I hand turned (rotated) the crankshaft to align the index lines on the cams, could this have pumped some excess water in their?
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