Is that a problem

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Is that a problem

Post by Baios » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:37 am

don't give up!!
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Re: Is that a problem

Post by sjalbert » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:06 am

Find someone who can lock-stitch the crack and install a new threaded insert. Crack is from water jacket to water jacket so yes repairable.
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Re: Is that a problem

Post by jnissen » Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:08 am

Agree can be repaired. If you leave it the strain of the bolt will open that crack wider and you risk pulling out the thread insert even more than now. A good welder should be able to penetrate down far enough to be a meaningful repair. A surface weld will fail promptly.


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Re: Is that a problem

Post by dpcd67 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:56 pm

A good welder is not necessarily trained on iron; and he can ruin a block easily. Be very careful; welding iron is nothing like welding steel. I would ask Abrahams, but you aren't here.
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Post by Baios » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:11 am

:? :? :? The problem becomes to be more complicated....my mechanic said that the milky oil was from......hmmmm bad sleeves...the first mechanic that make my restoration put two pieces of sleeves :o :o the mechanic that i gave it to fix the milky problem told me that was the first time that he had see that :shock: as a result water comes from there to oil
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Re: Is that a problem

Post by dpcd67 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:35 am

Good pictures. Two piece sleeves? Find whoever did that and slap him.
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