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Old 06-13-2019, 07:22 PM   #11
te1966
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Wow! 530K Miles! I'm less than 1/4 of the the way there with mine (126K).

Trying to assess the condition of the lower end is something to consider as well.

Does it still have good oil pressure? Do you hear a little piston slap noise on start up?

If the lower end is still OK then maybe just a rebuild on the cylinder head is the way to go.

If not, then a good used (preferably much lower miles) complete engine would seem best.

I wish you well! Keep that E running 'til it hits a Million miles!
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Old 06-14-2019, 01:07 PM   #12
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Yeah, you may have a blown head gasket. Hows your oil look and do you have any residual oil in the oil flow chamber (item 1)?
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