Had a chance to start tearing down the Beo this afternoon. As I got all the body parts off, here's what I saw. What's missing here?
The astute among you (or at least not blind) will quickly notice that there's a hole where the dipstick is supposed to be. How could THAT happen?!?
This shot shows a little more of the head/block joint, which at least in this view looks to be OK.
Yeah, I know, you can't tell from the outside if the gasket is blown or not. My semi-educated guess at the moment is that the oil plug blew off somewhere, causing the engine to go into oil-starvation which in turn overheated and warped the head. I'm hoping to see intact parts when I pull the head tomorrow.....