The engine or cylinder block is the key component of an internal combustion engine, where the power to drive the vehicle is generated by igniting a fuel/air mixture to produce an explosion. The extreme nature of this process means that the engine block and associated components must be effectively cooled and lubricated.
A failure in the engine block will leave you stranded and more often than not facing a huge repair bill. Leaving it too late to fix an engine coolant leak could be a lot more costly than catching it early.
Working from the outside in, the engine block starts with a solid metal exterior, designed to seal everything within it. Various channels and passages inside comprise the cooling jacket, designed to deliver coolant fluid from the radiator to all the hot sections of the engine thereby preventing overheating. After the coolant is circulated in the engine, it returns to the radiator to be cooled by air before being sent back through the engine.
Why Engine Blocks Fail
Heat is the Number 1 enemy of the engine block. If it overheats the metal will become stressed and will eventually fail leading to a crack. Another problem is the porous engine block which is often the result of a casting defect at the manufacturing stage. This affects certain engines; most notoriously the old V8 used in the Range Rovers before they were fitted with BMW engines.
K-Seal to the rescue
K-Seal will permanently repair most engine block failures including:
- Cracked blocks
- Porous blocks
- Engine coolant leaks
- Core plug or freeze plug failure.
K-Seal delivers massive cost savings too
With a replacement block costing thousands of pounds it’s well worth trying to fix the problem with K-Seal before going down this route. More often than not K-Seal will fix the problem, get you back on the road and save you a small fortune.
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