[Vwdiesel] New Headgasket and Headbolt Issues

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 28 05:26:40 PDT 2010

Here is my current plan of attack:

I am having the machine shop at work make a 90 degree piece of steel that
will clamp over the crack. I am going to sleeve out the oil return and seal
that with black sealant and JB weld. I am also going to seal the water
jacket crack with JB weld and water pump sealant. Thanks for the suggestion
of brazing, I will be having the welding shop take a shot at it.

Hopefully, with a very large clamp and the 90 degree 'cast' around the
crack, it should gain enough strength along with brazing and JB weld, to
hold. Ironically all cyilinders had great compression, it was just mixing
the oil and coolant and of course that was steaming out the oil breather
line on the intake

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 1:20 AM, Erik Lane <eriklane at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nasty crack!
> I don't know how much luck you'll have with JB-Weld. You might want to
> try brazing it with some bronze. I would put more money on that
> working than JB-Weld. Seems that the most you have to lose at this
> point is your time and a new headgasket. That's not really much risk,
> and it's possible that you could get away with it. As long as you're
> willing to try it I can't think of anything worse you can do - if the
> block is shot then it's already a worst case scenario.... :)
> Have fun!
> Erik
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