Head gasket blown?

Twisted_Metal

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Feb 26, 2004
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Antifreeze is NOT a lubricant.

The cam could have been destroyed by the AF/Oil mix.
(Crank bearings are probably toast too. :( )

If the gaskets were good... You may have a crack somewhere which led to the milkshake mess inside.

A different engine might be the way to go because replacing parts and machine work on this one may not be cost effective.
 

CorkyE

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I don't see where a wiped out cam would cause the milky froth in the valve covers. Engine will need to go to a machine shop for evaluation. Hopefully you caught it in time to avoid major damage.
 

bones57

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Jul 13, 2002
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I don't see where a wiped out cam would cause the milky froth in the valve covers. Engine will need to go to a machine shop for evaluation. Hopefully you caught it in time to avoid major damage.
It won't, but the milky froth will wipe the cam out .
 

Onewildcat54

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Nov 8, 2022
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Antifreeze is NOT a lubricant.

The cam could have been destroyed by the AF/Oil mix.
(Crank bearings are probably toast too. :( )

If the gaskets were good... You may have a crack somewhere which led to the milkshake mess inside.

A different engine might be the way to go because replacing parts and machine work on this one may not be cost effective.
When they “rebuilt” the top end, the intake bolts were not torqued down, only hand tightened so there’s a possibility. Also since the day I got this car, it smoked blue smoke from the right passenger pipe, since all gaskets and valve seals were changed my only guess is that the rings are bad, that’s the only other thing (other than a crack in the block possibly).
 

Onewildcat54

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Nov 8, 2022
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I believe so, I tested it to see if there was vacuum which there was. It also was covered in the milky substance though.
 




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