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1987 chevy sprint 1.0 3 cylinder carb

Blown head gasket....had the head it for about 60 miles and it acts like it is running out of gas..take off the radiator cap and there is oil in the water,but no water in the oil pan....can flush the radiator and drive it for 60 more miles and it does it again and it does not run hot

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Bad work done on head gasket have to redo

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Have the head taken off and rechecked for warpage also the top of the block might be warped as well so check that. The head is aluminum so it is easy to warp it. When the car blew the head gasket that is when it could have been warped, i own an 87 chevy sprint as well but dont have that problem.

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