4 Symptoms of a Cracked Engine Block

 

A vehicle's engine block is made of durable cast metal and it contains the combustion chambers and other interior parts of the engine. Suffering a crack in the engine block is rare, but it can and does happen for a variety of reasons. If the block does crack the vehicle will need a replacement engine in order to be able to get back on the road. It is unsafe to drive with a cracked engine block so if you experience any of these signs of trouble you'll want to reach out to an engine mechanic that sells and installs used and rebuilt engines.

Overheating

If the crack in the engine block is severe enough and in the "right spot" it will cause antifreeze to leak from the block. A lack of antifreeze will lead to engine overheating, which is characterized by white smoke billowing from under the hood and a rising temperature gauge.

Engine Smoke

Blackish-gray or blue smoke coming out from under the hood is a strong indication that there is a crack in the block. This smoke occurs because the crack is allowing exhaust fumes to escape at the crack instead of being routed through the exhaust system. The smoke will most likely be accompanied by performance issues as well.

Antifreeze and Oil Mixing

When conducting regular auto maintenance, such as an oil change or coolant flush, be sure to check the color of the fluids to ensure they appear as they should. If oil and antifreeze mix it will appear as a milky white substance, and this is a sure sign of a crack in the block between the passages that these liquids flow.

Poor Engine Performance

One of the most apparent signs of a cracked block is a lack of engine power. If a block cracks you'll most definitely experience low engine compression which results in a lock of combustion pressure which causes poor performance and likely a rough idle.

Automotive engines are amazing pieces of machinery, but they get old and tired and without proper maintenance they will develop major problems. If you think you have a cracked engine block in Mesa or throughout Arizona contact the expert engine technicians at Discount Engines. They will be able to install a used or rebuilt engine in your vehicle to keep your car chugging along! Call them today at (480) 351-6068 to request a quote for a rebuilt engine in Mesa today!


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