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Hi all. I just installed a .420 lift .262 dur. cam in my 2.3 lima. Probably a mistake not changing the valve springs but the site I bought the cam from said somewhere that it wasn't required. I just noticed a little milky residue on the dipstick yesterday and figure I've cracked the head or blown the head gasket. I was jus wondering if anyone else has played with there 2.3s valvetrian and could tell me more. If I need springs what could you recomend. Also is there any other parts of this engine I need to beef up before I throw the covers back on. Its a high km engine(bought 240K from my grandpa) but I compession tested before the cam and came up with 130lbs after 3 crank rotations on each cylinder. Also I droped the pan to change the gasket and found a very sound bottom end. Still runs smooth but I refuse to drive it till I figure out where the antifreeze is coming from. Head comes off this weekend and I'll post some pics :)
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