I posted earlier about my 96 S10 which quit running while going down the
hiway. I replaced the timing chain and it still did not run.
Got the head off. All the exhaust valves were bent. It was obvious
since they were partially open and not seated. No wonder there was
no compression. The pistons seem to be OK. Going to take it to
a friend at a machine shop and put it back together and see what happens.
Now one questions for IAN or anyone else. I know the 2.2's had a head
gasket leak problem. This 2.2 had it done once under warranty.
Is there any special revised gaskets and procedure to use when
changing the head gasket on one? Now that the anti freeze is drained,
is there any reason to put dex cool back into it? Does it need the
sealer pellets too again?