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Blown head gasket if to much water got into the cylinder can it cause vaper lock 350 chevy
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Chevy Mechanic: Mike S., Chevy Mechanic replied 1 month ago

It's not technically called a "vapor lock". That was the term used when gasoline in the fuel line on very hot days would vaporize, thus making the fuel not reach the carburetor. That was just about eliminated when they moved the fuel pumps to the tank so the fuel pump would push gasoline and not have to pull it when it was located near or on the engine because pulling could create a vapor lock cause the gasoline wasn't under pressure until it reached the engine.

Now, when coolant entering the engine cylinders due to a blown head gasket or a crack in the cylinder wall into the coolant jacket around the cylinder, the coolant could prevent the piston from reaching top dead center because fluid (coolant) cannot be compressed like air and gas vapor can, so it would cause the engine to lockup or what they call Hydrolock (a shorthand notation for hydrostatic lock).

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Chevy Mechanic: Mike S., Chevy Mechanic replied 1 month ago

I remember you. You was stuck at that auto-parts store and found some metal in your oil pan.

So you think a blown head gasket and hydrolock perhaps broke something?

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