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Can you warp a cast 5.0?

Old 08-15-2009, 01:26 AM
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Default Can you warp a cast 5.0?

I was just curious if you could warp a cast 5.0? Im having problems getting my timing cover and water pump to stop leaking. Its an engine i bought from someone so who knows what he did to it. My friend suggested that the block could be warped. Has anyone ever heard of this happening?
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Old 08-15-2009, 01:56 PM
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I'm sure you COULD warp a cast iron 5.0, but you'd have to do something extreme to it. Like park it underneath a space shuttle during liftoff.

Try replacing your timing chain cover and water pump.
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Old 08-16-2009, 12:49 AM
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No i havent been near any space centers lately. But im goin to try resealing it with new gaskets and if that doesnt work im goin to order a new timing cover. Thanks for the advice
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:27 AM
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Blocks almost never warp and never in the area you are talking about, heads do. My guess is that you are just getting the seals in right or there is a crack in the timing cover. 99% sure the block is not causing the issue.
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