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Wayne, Journeyman
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
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Experience:  worked on, Gmc, Macks, Freight liner,Mercedes Benz,,Ford, sterling
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Just put a new headgasket on my 3ooo diesel 76 model. I have

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Just put a new headgasket on my 3ooo diesel 76 model. I have watet dripping from the rocker arm bar into the oil. I removed the rocker assembly and the water is rising through the rear head bolt.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medium and Heavy Trucks
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Wayne

I will help you with this

what was the reason you replaced the head gasket

let me know, Please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had water in the number 3 piston and they blew out two and a half inches of the head gasket. After installing a new head gasket I have water dripping out of the rocker arm rail. I removed both manifolds and refill the cooling system water is coming up through the head stud on number 3. With my camera I have no water in the combustion chamber or the valve Chambers. I only have water coming up where the head stud holds the valve rocker arm
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
You do know that this is a 1976 Ford farm tractor 3 cylinder diesel
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

Yes Sir I do

what your describing is the head is cracked or warped

I suggest you remove it take to a machine shop

have it magnifluxed for cracks , and head milled

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Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.


Just a follow up with you

did my answer help you

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Wayne ,your answer in most cases would be correct but I checked that. It turns out the local tractor gave me the wrong gasket.
Expert:  Wayne replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for that

OH boy, double work for you

glad it is nothing serious