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Old 02-19-2011, 06:55 AM
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Default Re: Cracked Engine

If the guy can weld it and do it cheap I would go that route before replacing the engine.

Is the crack just a hair line or is it really noticable? Sometimes when we weld blocks at work the crack will expand and it just because a hassle to fix.
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Old 02-21-2011, 08:40 PM
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jb weld works on everything. we once used it on a week spot on the hull of the ship i use to be on haha.
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:48 PM
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Default Re: Cracked Engine

It sounds like you're saying a head is cracked..Not the block. Hard to tell without pictures, but when you say it's by the exhaust manifold - the exhaust manifold attaches to the heads, not the block.

You can probably find rmfg'd heads for your truck fairly cheap. Or get a junkyard set and have them sent to a machine shop.

Welding the head would be almost pointless when theres so many other good core 4.0s out there..You would only bother welding a cracked head if it was something rare and worth salvaging.

I got my rmfg'd 3.0 heads off eBay for $200 shipped - about another $200 on all the gaskets, etc involved in the process.
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Old 02-28-2011, 10:41 PM
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mig weld it i could do it if you could come to ct
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