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 Post subject: Ugly luv from Oregon!
PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:31 pm 
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Hey guys, this is my lady. Currently looking for a new heart.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:44 pm 
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Welcome aboard here, too!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:37 pm 
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Welcome to LUVTruck.com! It's a great site: I have found the information shared very helpful with my LUV projects!


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Thanks guys. Happy to be here!
Leak down shows something horribly wrong with cylinder 3 in the bottom end. I dont know if there's a hole in the piston or buggered cylinder walls... just dont know yet lol. I'm planning to tear it apart sometime after work next week and see if its savable.. as I can't seem to find a motor...

Got her in the shop and ripped the hood off
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The battery didnt make it...
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Annnnd, shes out
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:53 pm 
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I would check the head gasket first. These things are FAMOUS for blown head gaskets - to the point rockauto had them on sale for $4 ea at one point...

Also there's several guys in Oregon with extra engines. The northwest chevy Luv facebook group has all sorts of people talking about engines for sale.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:28 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Mickey_D wrote:
I would check the head gasket first. These things are FAMOUS for blown head gaskets - to the point rockauto had them on sale for $4 ea at one point...

Also there's several guys in Oregon with extra engines. The northwest chevy Luv facebook group has all sorts of people talking about engines for sale.


You totally called it! Come to find out.... I'm not good at diagnosing engine problems lol. I've never been so happy to find a blown head gasket
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I'll definitely check out the facebook page
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm 
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Sweet! Cheap and easy fix.

Just make damned sure the head is good or you'll be doing one a month. Sometimes when the gasket goes it nicks the head in that thin little area. Good news is someone that's really good at TIG can patch it, then grind it flat again. I've seen MANY of these heads repaired that way and go on to give years of service.

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