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    Small crack in piston wall

    I have a small crack in my back right piston wall. How much does this normally run to fix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoM-T/A View Post
    I have a small crack in my back right piston wall. How much does this normally run to fix?
    I would say you would need a whole new block i dont think they can fix that.

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    cant they bore it out and put a sleeve or something in it? Not sure how much it runs though. Also could be talking out my ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin23454 View Post
    cant they bore it out and put a sleeve or something in it? Not sure how much it runs though. Also could be talking out my ass.

    That mights work depending how deep the crack its, i could talking out my ass as well never had this problem YET lets hope i dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoM-T/A View Post
    I have a small crack in my back right piston wall. How much does this normally run to fix?
    more than likely it will be cheaper to pick up a ls1 or ls6 block.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin23454 View Post
    cant they bore it out and put a sleeve or something in it? Not sure how much it runs though. Also could be talking out my ass.
    Yes, you can resleeve the block. However, not many places can do it, and even fewer that I would trust to do it. And the price is outrageous. A new GM block is much cheaper.

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    found a used LS1 for 1,450 with 45k miles on it.

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    Cant you put a 5.3l block in and have it be better than the stock ls1 block?
    So i have heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeetwentyeight View Post
    Cant you put a 5.3l block in and have it be better than the stock ls1 block?
    So i have heard.
    huh ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    huh ?
    Thats what i have heard i am probably thinking crazy though

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    21 fewer cubic inches and 140 extra pounds on the nose. Do the math

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuzimoto View Post
    21 fewer cubic inches and 140 extra pounds on the nose. Do the math
    Sounds like perfect sense NOT to, i was thinking crazy sorry guys

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    What if it is only a scratch and not a crack. Do I still have to bore it or replace then engine? Or is there some way to fix the scratch.

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    If its a scratch I think you can just hone it? Get some pictures

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    If it is a scratch, and the ls1 hasn't had a hone before..yes it will fix it.

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    lol u dont get a ls2 or3 to replace it

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    you can bore the alum.5.3 blocks out to 3.90 .

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    To my knowledge, the sleeved aluminum blocks have a maximum overbore allowance of .010".

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    anyone think this is a good idea?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ViewItem&item=

    160447966101&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AI T

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