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#1 TaranakiBear

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 04:54 PM

Found this gem on the 07' Honda 8Hp today.

 

Im guessing its due to over tightening of head bolts but i could be wrong, and not having any service history have no idea when it occurred. 

 

Cost of repair is likely more than the value of the engine - which is a shame as it has had very little use.

 

Have yet to get a quote, but expect it will be dare, so no doubt a new winter project for myself if i can source a new block. Will have to manage with the trusty Tohatsu 3.5 for now. 

 

 

 

Has anyone seen this before?

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have snow on the hill too . . . . . 

 

 

 

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#2 Steve Pope

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:09 PM

Is it possible that there was water in the water jacket, and it has frozen??????


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#3 jim s

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 10:10 PM

Hmmm I wonder if the last photo might have anything to do with it...was it running well (not overheating) last time you used it ? If so and then its been frozen  its possible that the water jacket may of been full still and ruptured the casting as it froze . a bit of a long shot but weird stuff happens sometimes. welding it is a possibility if another block is expensive.


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

Yeah i did think about frost wedging, but i don't think it would get that cold in the shed. But maybe. Crack looks quite old, so i would say it was there before i brought it. Gutted i missed it when i brought it.

 

Will have a decent look this weekend if i get a chance.

 

Welding may be a good option. 


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