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chevy bb 572 said:
left a block outside with water in it over winter cracked by freeze plug go figure my bad will post picks later can it be welded? :evil: :evil:
IMO, unless it's an expensive aftermarket block it's not worth taking a chance on welding it. I would look for another good core.
 

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left a block outside with water in it over winter cracked by freeze plug go figure my bad will post picks later can it be welded?
Bummer Dude, what block? I did that once to an engine, I kept the two pieces from the side as souvenirs. Sad part is was all fresh and still in the garage never made it down the road :smash: Like said about a new block as you only know about the crack you see. What if into the cylinder wall or other area? You could probably pick one up at a boneyard and make do. :spank:
 

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Welding anything cast is a tricky thing. For practical purposes concerning stopping a leak, yes a block can be welded. For the purpose of repairing a block for good, no it can't be welded.

Please post the engine and other applicable things. We can't really answer your question intelligently. If you're talking about a small block chevy, then absolutely not... blocks are free on the internet every day. If you're talking about a rare early ferrari block that will only run as long as it takes to get on and off the trailer, then you can repair it with chewing gum.
 
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