1997 Honda Civic Q&A

1997 Honda Civic Question: How is coolant getting into cam/lifter area, and pistons? Honda VTEC engine.

Pulled head. Head gasket looks ok. Head/block mating surfaces good. Head has slight warp -about .004 inch on exhaust manifold side. Could problem be related to intake manifold. -
Answer 1
could be an intake or a cracked block -
Answer 2
have head ck'd for flatness and cracks -