- Jan 19, 2005
- South west utah
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Well, RIGHT NOW is the time to order a new short block!Afternoon Mud
I'm checking back in, has anyone had any long-term success with removing and replacing the freeze plug and or adding? Adding JB weld/sealant considering we're moving the freeze plug this weekend and replacing it, but it seems like a lot of work if it just going to leak through the hairline crack anyway.
It sure does look like a lot of just to have a leak again.
The last picture is about 1 year and 10,000 mi of coolant weep. I never saw my coolant go down so I'm tempted to just leave it alone until I order new factory short block and build a motor maybe next year.
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My little leak held after my rebuild for about 2 months and then it slowly started weeping again nothing major I think after about 5,000 miles the coolant tank dropped maybe a quarter of an inch.@BillyGoatMTB How did it hold up? I just pulled the engine out of my 80 to do the timing chain slipper + head gasket and found the same crack... Lock N Stitch quoted me $1200 - $1500 to fix it.
Tried drilling the end of the crack and stopped, got cold feet...don't want to make it any worse.
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