So, my truck starting idling rough and running rough after a "spirited" drive home and after some digging found that it was losing compression in Cyl #4.
Adding oil to the cylinder and repeating the compression test did not help
So I pulled the engine out hoping it would be a head gasket
Heads looked great and no issues with the head gasket, so I tested the valve seats by turning the head upside down and pouring kerosene in the head over the valves...they held liquid for over 2 hours
Next, I pulled the #4 piston and found an issue, the gaps for all the rings were almost lined up...upon further examination, the ring lands were cracked and I was able to pick the pieces of the piston out between the rings...
The block is scored, but I can't feel it with my finger nail, got really lucky I think and caught it quick but I need to take it to a machine shop to have it looked at.
Does anyone have any suggestions of shops in the Houston area that have experience with the 1GR? Torspd? Anyone? HALP!!