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Blown head gasket. you will either need to do all the work yourself, or it is recommened that you take it to a mechanic, you are going to have to bore the heads, remove the exhaust basically tear the whole engine down, also you are going to want to look at the water pump to make sure that is working properly, replace your sparks plugs, valves, springs and more.

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Leaky head gasket..this is not good will be a major repair.

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97 grandmarquis gs code p0301 comes up spark plug has excessive water in the cylinder 1

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I have a 2001 Dodge Neno, I was TOLD it was ran through standing water and now will not start, any suggestions? I had a "friend" look at it and said he thinks the engine is locked up, could this...

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You should be able to force most any water in the cylinders out either through rotation of the engine, or compressed air.
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2004 vw touareg 2.5 tdi the oil sump was full of water and oil mix,also inlet manifold had oil and water mix.number 5 cylinder had locked up and engine would not turn,so i removed glow plugs and cranked...

Can not be water pump, because that has a vent hole to the outside, and does not at all allow access to crankcase or cylinders. Oil cooler is also unlikely because oil is under more pressure than the water, and it would not get into the cylinder.
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That means head gasket or cracked head.
You can tell with a leak down test.
You borrow the gauge from a place like Autozone, and replace the water reservoir cap with it. Over pump it, about 30 psi. And watch for leaks. If same cylinder keeps filling, then you know where the bad gasket or head crack is. Diesels often crack heads. Not hard to do, but new head is not cheap. Probably $500 for part, $400 labor.

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  2. Remove the timing belt.
  3. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the manifold.
  4. Remove the water outlet pipe and o-rings.
  5. Remove the water passage assembly.
  6. Remove the water pipe assembly.
  7. Remove the breather hose and spark plug cables from the rocker covers.
  8. Remove the rocker cover.
  9. Disconnect the camshaft position sensor connector.
  10. Loosen the cylinder head mounting bolts in 3 steps, using the reverse of the installation sequence. Lift the cylinder head assembly and remove the head gasket.
To Install:
  1. Clean the engine and cylinder head sealing surfaces.
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  3. Using 3 even steps, torque the head bolts in sequence, to 76-83 ft-lbs. (105-115 Nm). Cylinder head bolt tightening sequence 7924ug13l.gif
  4. Connect the camshaft position sensor connector.
  5. Install the rocker cover.
  6. Install the breather hose and spark plug cables from the rocker covers.
  7. Install the water pipe assembly.
  8. Install the water passage assembly.
  9. Install the water outlet pipe and o-rings.
  10. Disconnect the exhaust pipe from the manifold.
  11. Install the timing belt.
  12. Install the intake manifold.
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The freeze plug came out and water drained.Now when I fill truck back up with water .It runs out of spark plugs holes.

what exactly caused the freeze plug to come out if it froze hard enough to push out freeze plug then it most likely has caused other damage the only way water is coming out of plug holes is the water is entering the cylinders i suspect you either have a cracked cylinder head or a cracked cylinder wall i have seen this on one other engine were it froze and bursted the cylinder wall i reccomend removing cylinder head for further inspection

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