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Overheated motor till it stopped,have water in #3 & #4 cylinder ,want to know how to tell if bottom end needs rebuilding as well as head

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What does oil look like?
Did engine stumble dead or lock up?
definately need head gaskets.

Take all plugs out, atempt to start engine if it turns over, this is a good sign.
When you get the heads off look over the cylinders.
If the cyl walls are scratched up the block will need to be honed.
As long as there is no noise from the lower end you should be OK

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If the oil pressure is ok, and the engine doesn't knock, it may be fine for a long time. The only way to check for sure is to remove the oil pan and measure the bearing clerances with plastigauge or to use a micrometer and telescoping bore gauge, which takes a lot longer than plastigauge. This is soft plastic that is put between the bearing and crankshaft to measure clearance.

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You have water in the cylinders. You need to tear it completely down all the way to the crank shaft in order to replace the seals and make sure there is no water or corrosion in the block. You may have to have the block machined.

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Compression test needs to be ran and head checked by a professional. could be cracked head or maybe just a gasket. regardless head needs to be pulled

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