1994 Chevy Astro WATER IN CYLINDER

Tiny
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  • 1994 CHEVROLET ASTRO
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1994 Chevy Astro Two Wheel Drive Automatic 300K miles

IT IS TO MY UNDRESTANDING THAT THIS MAY BE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET. I HAVE ALSO HEARD THAT THE VEHICLE USUALLY RUNS HOT WHEN THAT HAPPENS BUT MINE DID NOT RUN HOT. IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT COULD CAUSE THIS?
YES, IT HAS 300, 00 MILES ON IT AND WAS RUNNING GREAT UNTILL THIS HAPPENED
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 12:45 PM

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Tiny
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Coolant in the cylinders is a sign of internal leakage-could be blown headgasket crak head and block.

Have it block and pressure tested-do the block first to pinpoint a combustion leaking into the cooling system or a gas analyzer to sniff for hydrocarbons at the radiator fill neck.

Pressure test: do not do a pressure test if there's leakage at the headgasket this might cause coolant into the cylinders and lock it up or bend a connecting rod if cranked thereafter. The headgasket should be repaired before doing the pressure test.

If the block and pressure test passes check the following: Thermostat, Pressure test the Rad. Cap, Clogged radiator, Fan clutch, Radiator electrical fan, collaspe hoses, water pump.
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 3:55 PM
Tiny
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From: sister515
To: rasmataz
Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:40 pm
Subject: 4 CYLINDERS NOT WORKING
THANKS FOR THE HELP ON THE CHEVY.
I HAVE A DODGE RAMCHARGER 4X4 I AM TRYING TO DRIVE WHILE THE OTHER IS DOWN. THE PROBLEM IS ONLY 4 CYLINDERS ARE WORKING THEY HAVE FIRE AND COMPRESSION. DO YOU KNOW WHAT MAY BE CAUSING THAT PROBLEM?
1985 318 AUTOMATIC IN EXCESS OF 100,000 MILES

Compression and Spark available all you need now is injection of fuel

What is this a Carb or EFI?
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 7:42 PM
Tiny
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From: sister515
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Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:02 pm
Subject: Carb

It has a 1 brl holley. We think that it may be flooding.

Your F/O for this engine is 18436572. What cylinders are not firing. Inspect the distributor cap and rotor thoroughly and get back.
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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 AT 8:08 PM

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