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Not the drug or plumber kind. While searching for a mystery coolant leak I found this hiding behind the exhaust ...



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Old 12-29-2018, 11:37 AM
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Not the drug or plumber kind. While searching for a mystery coolant leak I found this hiding behind the exhaust manifold. Has anyone seen a crack here before? I am going to finish pulling the other head off, check for straightness, and see if this can be fixed or not. I know aluminum can be welded, but if the crack is too deep it may be better just to replace it.
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Old 12-29-2018, 06:36 PM
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What or where are we looking at ?
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What or where are we looking at ?
Under the third from the right (actually fourth but the first one is to the right of the picture) plug there is a whiteish triangle shaped trail. I think this is where the coolant has been escaping from. I found a local company that says they can weld anything so I am going to run it by them Monday. Hopefully they can determine how deep the crack is and decide if it is repairable.

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Old 12-30-2018, 10:42 PM
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That could cause a leak, shitty part , being that it’s cast aluminum, it is a bitch to weld, especially being contaminated with oils and coolant, good luck
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The question is what caused it? Just an odd place to crack if there's no smoke or water in the oil it's probly superficial (as in just to the water jacket) and the make apoxy strong enough for that if done right.
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Form the epoxy in the shape of a bandaid with a smiley face on it. #battlescars
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Form the epoxy in the shape of a bandaid with a smiley face on it. #battlescars
Ah, if only it wouldn't be covered by the exhaust manifold.

The company that can weld anything referred me to another company. I dropped off the head this morning where he showed me his 2 40K pound rotating welding tables and a shop cleaner than my kitchen. This is probably child's play to his people. I did catch them in a lull so it gives them something to do.
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