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 Post subject: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:19 pm 
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Heard today through an aquaintance who was talking with an insurance claims inspector that the blocks on late model I6s are proned for cracking. Anyone heard anything on this?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:55 pm 
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No way! I have never heard of anyone cracking a block in a 4L.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:04 pm 
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ive seen a rb26 block crack, but it was out of a car with heavy mods done to it

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:51 pm 
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I've not heard of 4.0l failing, not without big boost being fed into them.

A 5.0l block on the other hand

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:53 pm 
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thats taking a crack to an all new high wow, the one ive seen was quite small compared to that, im talking a few centimeteres long and as thin as a hair, just enough to piss coolant out under pressure

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:13 pm 
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Nope stressed late models windsors are known to fall in half under pressure.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:19 pm 
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dc_todd wrote:
I've not heard of 4.0l failing, not without big boost being fed into them.


I'm yet to see a split 4L block, even with a few 1400+hp motors out there now!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:26 pm 
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67RCE wrote:
dc_todd wrote:
I've not heard of 4.0l failing, not without big boost being fed into them.


I'm yet to see a split 4L block, even with a few 1400+hp motors out there now!


I've seen the sides for bores bet blown out under high 20 low 30 Psi. 4.0l motors are pretty bullet proof, higher km ones are prone to ring failure or bearing failure, but its all how you treat them. Tune has alot to do with it as well

 

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 Post subject: Re: Block Cracks
Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:51 am 
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Ive seen a FG motor with over 600rwkw with a split in number 6 bore.

 

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