1997 Chevy Camaro block test

Tiny
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  • 1997 CHEVROLET CAMARO
Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chevy Camaro 6 cyl Automatic 125000 miles

In regard to the answer to get it block tested and pressure tested to confirm head gsk etc, How do you block test it, what does that mean exactly. I dont want to tow it to the dealer, since the closest one is over 50 miles away. What can I do to check those things
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 6:19 PM

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Tiny
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Whats the problem your having?
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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I have water in the oil I have question posted with all the details under the topic of water in oil.
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 6:32 PM
Tiny
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This is the problem below-Please stay on your original post do not make a new one were monitoringt it.

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Chevy Camaro 6 cyl Automatic 125000 miles

when I pulled the drain plug on oil pan, a stream of clear (like drinking water clear) water came out for about 10 -15 seconds. Never seen anything like that before. Then when that quit the milky looking oil came out. When I loosened the oil filter to remove it, clear water came out from it also, just a small bit though. Car has been sitting since sept. 2007, because it died going out of driveway, I thought it was out of gas, put a gallon in, still no start. So I assumed it must be fuel pump. Now I dont know, since I find water in the oil. Help please. What to do, and how to test it

To answer your Q-its a combution leakage tester place on the opening of the radiator in a fluid that would change color blue to yellow if theres combustion leakge present-meaning exhaust gas in the cooling system
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 6:37 PM
Tiny
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What about the intake manifold gasket. Have you checked that. Thats the first thing I would change(very common)
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 6:50 PM
Tiny
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I dont see anything that looks like the intake leaking, it does look like the waterpump may be seeping, cant tell for sure though. I figured it probably was the intake, since I do know that to be a common problem, I just was hoping it was not. Being as it is a pain in the a-- to do. So since the car has been run with the water in the oil, what is the likelyhood that I will have internal engine damage? Is there a easy way to tell before I waste my time doing the intake or whatever? I appreciate your help and am happy to donate for the help
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Monday, April 28th, 2008 AT 10:13 PM

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