How Can Someone Tell If an Engine Block Is Cracked?

How Can Someone Tell If an Engine Block Is Cracked?

How Can Someone Tell If an Engine Block Is Cracked?

The symptoms of a cracked engine block include antifreeze in the oil or vice versa, engine smoke, engine overheating, seeing a visible crack in the engine block and blow engine compression. In most cases, when there is a crack in the engine block, the vehicle owner has to replace it.

Many things can cause a crack in an engine block, but most are due to excess heat. If there is an inadequate amount of coolant, the block gets too hot and a crack can occur due to the excessive stress from the heat. Adding too much power to an engine, casting failure and water pump failure can also cause overheating and a cracked engine block.