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Old 10-13-2012, 09:14 AM   #1
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Default Head Gasket Failure Carnage

So I just went over the 2500 mile mark on my ej22t stroker build. Its been running great on e85 and 25 psi on a conservative tune. Did a quick pull mid way up in 3rd and bam, busted coolant hose. Towed car home and pulled the motor to find this

Do you think it would be worth repairing or just replace the ej22t shortblock? I was using a cometic head gasket and it looked as though the gasket failed between the second and bottom layer, then preceeded to melt through to the coolant passage. This carnage took about 2 seconds or less. Once the coolant hose blew I cut the engine.
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:43 AM   #2
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sucks, i wonder if welding and resurfacing an option
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Old 10-13-2012, 10:00 AM   #3
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I would use JB Weld because I am an idiot. But really, I did use JB Weld on a block, but not on a gouge that enters into the cylinder. Good luck whatever you decide to do.
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:06 PM   #4
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That looks a lil longer than a 2 sec prob, it was prolly leakn a bit then finally pushed enough cyl gas into the water jacket to burst the hose.. just a guess tho.
If you have access to more 22t blocks then I'd scrap it, unless u have cheap connections to weld n fill that & then have it decked.
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Old 10-13-2012, 03:29 PM   #5
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Time for sleeving!
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:26 PM   #6
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Really kinda hard to see exactly what's going on here. Hit it with a scotch brite pad and snap another pic??
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:27 AM   #7
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I had that happen to an engine once and I welded it and had it surfaced and it worked for many years till I sold it. sleeving would be better though.
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:15 AM   #8
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It's junk you'll need to replaced it or maybe sleeving it might work?
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:55 PM   #9
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0h wow! you weren't kidding thats bad. im afraid my Ej20k is going to look like this when I pull it out.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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Ill give you 50 bucks for it lol
It could turn into my treasure
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