well just got a call from the shop thats studding mine, he sent the head out to have it flux'd and they told him there is at least a dozen hairline cracks in conspicuous places on the head. they have found all of them and none of them seem too threatening. they say that the cracks shouldn't worsen, and that none of which will leak compression, boost, or backpressure. he is going to put the head back on and told me to not be concerned with it. ps the high tensile arp studs are outrageous. over 1000.00 dollars for the studs alone.
oh and the machine shop also told him that my head gasket has been leaking for some time, enough that it actually( no BS) wore grooves in the head almost 4 hundredths deep... also they measured all of the head bolts to find that 6 of them are stretched significantly... yeehah