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08-24-2008 01:07 PM
rebelBullDawg325 all we did was pull the head and take it to a machine shop so the could hot tank it and check it for warping and cracks. they called us the next day and said it was cracked and wasnt repairable. so i'm not sure where or how bad it cracked
08-22-2008 12:41 PM
whitebuffalo how bad and where did it crack. i had a 360 with hairline cracks between the valve seats on #7 and #8 repaired and it never missed a lick.
08-22-2008 12:26 PM
MOz I'd say at minimum, he needs to drive you around till you get it resolved.

Have you pulled the data out of the "black box" yet?
08-22-2008 12:19 PM
rebelBullDawg325 i dunno what i'm gonna do. cant ruin a relationship bc of money ya know? but this is killin me, i'm a broke full time employee and full tiem college student
08-22-2008 12:03 PM
MOz Will that be cash you take from your brother or just part of his rear-end?

That blows dude..
08-21-2008 09:45 PM
rebelBullDawg325 spring seems fine. but got word back from the machinist today. head is cracked and no good. so the search begins for a new one.
08-21-2008 08:20 AM
MOz I think you summed it up: Your brother borrowed your ride. Last time my brother borrowed my '72 Mustang he came back with a couple of bent pushrods racing our neighbor.

What your brother isn't telling you is that he was racing your truck down some freeway at sustained high speed and high revs. Which is more than plausible it created overheating and bent the pushrod.

High revs alone will bend pushrods. I have about half a dozen of them laying around my shop of examples of "what not to do" when you decide to race someone. Adding a rev limited cured that problem.

I'm surprised the valve stuck open. The valve spring ususally sets it back down assuming the keeper stayed on. I'm unfamiliar with the vortec motor but is it an interference valve train?

Is your valve spring broke too? That would be a sure sign the motor was over tached.
08-20-2008 10:15 PM
MR.CLIFFORD time to deck the heads and bump the compression.

Of course... piston slap is a bitch already.
08-20-2008 10:14 PM
rebelBullDawg325 i've spent nothing yet clifford.... will pay the machine shop tomorrow when i get the head back from being checked and will buy the push rod and new gasket set at the same place.
08-20-2008 06:16 PM
MR.CLIFFORD you are all wrong. I looked at 2 pictures and said.... you just spent 1200 bucks.
08-20-2008 06:02 PM
AzTJ Valve stuck open, smacked piston and bent the push-rod.
08-20-2008 05:59 PM
whitebuffalo i redid the top end of a vortec 350 with basically the same thing. the valve in #3 kissed the piston pretty good. there was chingoes of sludge and buildup in the engine from neglect (company truck), so i figured some crud came loose and found its way between the valve and valve seat, making it go boom.
08-20-2008 05:33 PM
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
valve rod thing busted and exhaust intake both smashed into piston

So it looks like this was the best guess...

Except for that overheating thing.
08-20-2008 04:40 PM
rebelBullDawg325 hahaha. this is what happened. exhaust valve on #3 cyl stuck bc the eninge overheated somehow, my brother was driving and did get it shut down pretty quick. valve stuck open, allowing play in the rocker arm. as the puch rod was moving the rocker arm (with no resistance on the other end due to stuck valve) the rocker arm unset itself allowing the push rod to fall out of it. the hydrolic lifter then slammed the rod into the bottom of the head or something bending it like it was. the piston did smack the valve. the head is in the machine shop right now and we can see no damage to the lifter itself. these freakin vortec engines have the worst coolant issues ever. we're not sure why the engine overheated to start with, looking into that now.
08-20-2008 01:40 PM
02Prove I'm going to take a stab at it....'s a Chevy?
08-20-2008 11:56 AM
MOz I bet you have a nice hole on the inside of the cylinder wall to go along with those pictures too.... unless you shut it down quick.

I say you over tached it (causing the bent pushrod) and a perhaps dropped a valve in the process.
08-20-2008 10:42 AM
Originally Posted by jeffsjk View Post
broke timing chain or stretched it and jumped timing.
That was gonna be my guess too.
08-20-2008 09:54 AM
jeffsjk broke timing chain or stretched it and jumped timing.
08-20-2008 07:37 AM
cherokee980 It's a chevy...they all do that!!! HA HA HA!!!!

Dropped a valve into the piston.....SMASH, Boom, Pow...
08-20-2008 06:32 AM
JCS05Rubi You are the first person in the world to blow up a chevy 5.7L 350?
08-20-2008 01:51 AM
ccain Hydrolic lifter stuck and rammed the pushrod so hard it bent and threw the exhaust valve into the piston.

Either that or the cam snapped in two and the piston caught the valve on the upstroke.
08-19-2008 11:31 PM
yjwrangler you found a coin like that in the engine of your suburban?? thats awesome.. whats up with the little metal tooth pic thats pretty weird too..
08-19-2008 11:23 PM
sgnellett Hydrolock?
08-19-2008 11:07 PM
Originally Posted by Scout View Post
Your carpet looks like hell.

DUDE! It's Berber...

I know you prefer a Avocado Green Shag!
08-19-2008 10:56 PM
tazmann910 Threw a rod?
08-19-2008 10:45 PM
Scout Your carpet looks like hell.
08-19-2008 10:44 PM
Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
valve rod thing busted and exhaust intake both smashed into piston

I concur !
08-19-2008 10:41 PM
4Jeepn valve rod thing busted and exhaust intake both smashed into piston
08-19-2008 10:38 PM
i'll show two pictures and lets see who can guess what happened

just for starters, the pictures are froma 99'suburban w/ a 5.7L vortec

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