What Can You Do About a Cracked Engine Block Service FAQ serving San Francisco, CA
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What Could Cause an Engine Block to Crack?

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The main culprit behind a crack in an engine block around the San Francisco Bay Area is heat. However, if you take your Subaru up to the mountains where it sits in freezing temperatures, water in the cooling system can freeze and cause the engine to crack. That's why it's so important to have your cooling system properly maintained. No matter the reason, a crack in your engine is a serious problem that a $5 bottle of pour-a-fix just won't solve.

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How Can You Tell if Your Engine Block is Cracked?

This serious problem can be difficult to diagnose depending on where the crack is. A break in the metal separating the oil and coolant can present similar symptoms as a failed head gasket. Because of this, it may not be apparent until the cylinder head(s) are removed and the head gasket inspected. No matter where the engine block damage is, it's a serious problem and the engine should not be used until the issue is solved.

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What Should You Know About Getting a Cracked Engine Block Repaired?

Fortunately, simply keeping up with scheduled maintenance and never driving your vehicle when the engine is too hot should be all you need to avoid this kind of damage to your engine. However, if the engine block is structurally compromised, solving the problem will likely be time consuming and costly since it involves removing and completely stripping the engine. Generally, the cost of repairing a cracked engine block (if it can be repaired) is greater than the cost of replacing the broken engine with a new one--and it may even be cheaper to get a new vehicle. Whichever method you choose, this is a repair that should be left to the experts.

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