Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth
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Gouge in engine block
For some of you that have seen my previous post about my head gaskets, I now have a new problem. I just got my heads back from the machine shop so I called my dad to come help me put them on. We have a come-along that we have been using to take them in and out. Well, today while he was lowering the head and I was guiding it..... He pressed the button that let all of the slack out and the head came crashing down on the engine. The head hit the block by cylinder 1 and made an impression in the metal. (see pics)
When I put a light into the cylinder and used a straight edge I can see a little bit of light where the cut in the block is. By looking at the pics, does anyone know if the head gasket will seal this? Or am I screwed? I figured that the compression would leak out since it's on the metal compression ring by the piston. Would JB weld fill the void to seal it, or do I need to take the block out and have it resurfaced? Anyone with KNOWLEDGE on this please reply.
It's been a fun year already..geez
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