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Answered 2006-12-22 21:54:26

If it is running out between the block and the head, you probably blew a head gasket. If that is the case, be sure and have the cylinder head resurfaced before you re-install it after you change out the gasket. A blown head gasket is usually caused by warpage of the head when it overheats. TIP: as long as the head is going to be resurfaced, you might also get the valves reground.

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