Originally Posted by Rocky_Motor
Thanks for the tips guys! Tomorrow is the exciting day.
I'd rather not take the head off since I don't have replacement parts for it... Do you feel it is imperative that I do so to inspect the cylinder?
I could always take it off at a later date and replace the bolts and gasket for it.
Well, you could ask yourself a question; Do I feel lucky?....... Well do you?
It is so easy to simply remove the cylinder head now and look for garbage metal bits that the factory may have left inside there when compared to rebuilding the top end if it fails prematurely because of said metal garbage.
These engines have a long history of the various factories not doing proper quality control and cleanliness checks while performing final assembly.
The choice is yours, choose wisely.