kav, you amaze me sometimes. months ago when we were attempting to problem solve your engine noise this would have been extremely valuable information to know. Would have saved us all a lot of time.
anyway you will have an great engine now! BTW how much did all you head rebuild cost?
I'm very sure i provided this information.
in my case everything was good on cold start.
only later on in the summer when it got hot and on stop in gear the oil will drop low.
All your help got me to where i am now. rebuilding the engine.