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Many engines have bolts that are threaded into the water jacket
the procedure is to use a quality liquid thread sealer when installing the stud and tensioning it up
the sealer then goes hard but pliable and a seal is formed in the threads yet the stud can still be removed at a later time with out thread damage to either component
maybe you can use the same principle for your problem

Posted on Dec 18, 2016

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    Dale Tallant Dec 18, 2016

    Thanks so much Bill. Helped me a lot. Can I ask one more thing? When I drilled through to the inside of the intake, I got water in the oil and is coming up out of the port's in one head, but no oil in the radiator. Does that usually mean my head and head gasket is OK just got water in oil from the hole in the intake?

  • Bill Boyd Dec 18, 2016

    the head gasket should not be damaged
    the engines I referred to are GM product engine where some of the head studs required the sealant
    the water comes up past the thread and out under the head of the stud into the oil and back to the sump It can be seen when the cooling system is under pressure as "dew drops" at the head of the stud
    as you can imagine when a thread is under stress, it is only touching on one side of the thread so there is a clear path on the other side for air or water to flow up the thread and out
    the common seal is a copper washer under the head of the bolt , but with head studs this application is not acceptable as the copper is soft and the tension is released with use of the engine so another method of sealing is required

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