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Old 19th January 2008, 12:52   #46
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Damn Steer, that's bad. Best of luck with everything man.
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Steer, this is indeed tragic. I suspect that sudden cooling caused by water coming into contact with a hot block caused this?
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sad to hear this, Steeroid. what caused the engine block to crack? It was submerged, but a damage large enough to cause a crack baffles me
The engine was NOT submerged. We were driving through water that was just above ankle height! In fact I could open the door and walk out quite comfortably to hook up the tow rope.

THe water was ICY cold, though - my feet were freezing. Thats probably what caused the block to crack. Hot engine + Cold water = broken block.

We're trying to get hold of a salvaged engine from Sharjah - this is what the Chevy dealer recommended too because the cost of a new engine is probably more than the value of the car in the 2nd hand market.

Put in a salvaged engine and sell the car off, unless I get a really good engine.
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Ouch Steer !! Thats bad news man.

Hope you get a solution soon . Best of luck.
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Hey,

Just read this thread. Damn thats bad news. Picking up a used block from the scrap yards seems to be your best option for now.

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oh! This is bad news
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Put in a salvaged engine and sell the car off, unless I get a really good engine.
Wont that kill the resale value? But, i guess options are limited.
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Bad news indeed; very sorry.

But a cracked block is something I only ever saw in case of actual freezing of the coolant, and that back in the days before sealed systems meant that one might even get away with a winter of forgetting to check the anti-freeze.
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Steer,

Just saw this thread. Sorry to hear about cracked block.
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Update: VERY BAD NEWS. The block is cracked and I will need a new V8.
That is some sad news. Now which V8 the same or another one.
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Terrible news Steer. I am sorry to hear it.
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Steer,just wondering..If you do manage to get a good engine,and have everything up & running as it was earlier,would be just fine to keep the car & use it? If you sell the car,you'll probably not lose much if the car is almost back to its original state. Eitherways,its more important to be able to find a good engine.
Hope things work out just fine!
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Terrible news Santosh. My heart sank when I read your post. I hope everything gets back to normal soon.
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Ankle length water and the engine's gone? That's really tough luck bro. Hope the salvaged engine is decent enough (why lose more money on resale when you could drive this around if possible).
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sorry about that steer, but what about insurance? aren't they supposed to cover you for flood damages?


just went back in the thread and saw it. dont bother answering that question. you must be answering that question all day. My bad. sorry.

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damn just saw this, really sorry to hear the news
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