How to Repair an Engine Block – Engine Block Repair Guide


It is quite usual for most cars to have an engine block repair. It is easy to find repairs for new or few years old car engine blocks but it may difficult to come across repairs of classical or old cars and other old vehicles so the vehicle owner has to do it on his own.

Although, if are now aware how to repair an engine block you may ask nearby mechanic or professional to repair your car engine block but it is quite expensive approach.

Engine Block

A Note about Welding:

Usually, most of the car owners think that their car engine block can be repaired by welding it but it is not true in all the cases. You may use welding if your car engine block has holes in it rather than cracks. As welding your car engine block in any other case cause it to stop working for some time.

Therefore, the best approach for this repair is to metal stick or metal lock the cracked engine blocks.

Metal Stitching:

Metal stitching is very simple way to follow and it takes less time to repair as well. Metal stitching is sometimes called as Metal Locking, although both are same but have different names depending on the region where you live. It is the process of fixing or taking away cracks in an engine block without Welding. As welding is a complex and difficult process usually takes long time and extra efficiency as well. Cast iron is welded in welding process which probably requires high temperature to weld properly.

Engine Block

On the other hand, metal stitching makes use of stitching pins which are usually made up of copper, zinc platting, threaded rods, dowels and tapered plugs. To carry out your car engine block repair with metal stitching, you are advised to buy a metal stitching kit. A metal stitching kit takes in all essential things or tools you may need while metal stitching process.

In metal locking or metal stitching process, you usually place a stitch within the crack with the help of a hammer, drill bit or torque wrench. Some meal stitching kits also contain the stitches that have shoulder. Shoulders generally allow stitch to be driven into the crack intensely which offers a more finished and refined look.

You must keep in mind an important factor in your mind that some metal stitching kits require you to insert some type of sealant or epoxy as well.

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