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If this is an LSVTEC then make sure to confirm whether or not the lsvtec conversion dowels' larger diameters are not protruding above the deck surface. Otherwise it would prevent the headgasket from ever sealing. I had that issue. Also, inspect cylinder walls for hairline cracks at the top of each cylinder. Best way to notice is to lightly run 2,000-grit sandpaper around the circumference. A crack, unlike scratch, will go through the sleeve and will show up as a dark line. Other than that just the routine check of cams, cam cap surfaces to make sure there isn't anything that catches your eye. Might as well adjust the valve lash, inspect the timing belt and see if the water pump is fresh looking, if not I would replace it too. Obviously the hoses. I'd also inspect each electrical connector for cracked wire insulation. Easy to access and repair while the cylinder head is off the car.
Last edited by Built_not_bought; 03-18-2019 at 05:50 PM.