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Old 02-02-2011, 07:52 AM   #1
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Slightly warped block

I have a 1995 mustang with a 3.8L v6 and I'm looking for alternative solutions to fixing the warp it's apparently causing my cylinder heads to Crack please give me a few solutions without machining?
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Re: Slightly warped block

not sure you can do much without machining as the block has to be straight, you can probably buy another 3.8L engine like the ones thats in it for really cheap though.
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Re: Slightly warped block

thicker head gasket??

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Head spacer shim gasket Around $16.00 at Autozone"depending on where you live"
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not sure you can do much without machining as the block has to be straight, you can probably buy another 3.8L engine like the ones thats in it for really cheap though.
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Re: Slightly warped block

I'd get the machine work done, or get another engine.
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Re: Slightly warped block

You say the block is slightly warped. Did it overheat? If so you have a boat anchor and the rings will never seat properly. There are plenty of 3.8's out there and can be bought for a small sum ,less than trying to machine your engine back to health. Once a block warps or is found out of round don't waste your money trying to save it. The 3.8 is a decent engine and they can be made to run without spending a ton of cash.
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