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Old 02-13-2008, 07:16 PM
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Default Cracked 6.5L GEP/AM General Block

Was going to upload pics but this sight has limitations on it i guess. Anyway have a 24,000 mile engine with all three 4 bolt main webs broke/cracked and nobody wants to stand behind it. By the way this is in a all STOCK 92 3/4 ton 4x4 with factory turbo. Just a little FYI for future buyers. $6500.00 Paper weight
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:42 PM
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Interesting........ Keep us informed about this. What's the complete history of the engine?(supplier, install date, etc.) I was just talking to a friend today about wether I should buy a GEP engine to build an 18:1 on or just use one of my 'seasoned' blocks.
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Old 02-14-2008, 05:52 AM
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Hey klink, PM me and i'll give you my email address so you can send me the pics'. I have some software i can resize those and post them, also the 'place would be interested in that as well.
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:11 AM
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Old 02-14-2008, 10:26 AM
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Be sure to include photos of the block casting number and date code, also include the vendor's name, date of purchase and any stated/declared warranty.

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Old 02-16-2008, 05:43 AM
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Just a suggestion here. Please make sure that before you post the vendor you got it from, make sure you’ve contacted them and they refuse to warrantee or do anything for you. Not fair to post the vendor in a "no support" thread if you haven't checked with them first. I assume you have also contact AMG? You can contact them from their website, I've done it a few times and they are very responsive. It would be nice to know what their responses are.

Very disconcerting if a new AMG crate motor cracked. Was your engine a complete engine including IP? Reason I ask is that I believe complete engines are test fired and the IP is set correctly. If not, did you or a mechanic set the IP? I would think that if the IP were set too far retarded it would probably put a lot of additional stress on the internals including the block webbing. Just curious.

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Old 02-16-2008, 12:54 PM
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I found this post made by klink Nov 9, 2007.
http://www.thedieselpageforums.com/t...ad.php?t=29836

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I bought a NEW 6.5l form international diesel engines out of brooklyn New York in july 2005. I have a little over 20,000 miles on it and devistation stuck the other day. I was driving it down the road and I lost all of my heat. I shut it down to check the coolant level and it was low. I filled it with water to find the leak, I did not see any running out of the engine so I checked the oil level. Boy it was FULL! I pulled the pan last night to find the problem and This DAM NEW ENGINE main webs cracked on #2 & #3 main webs! Why would the latest and greatest block fail already? Engine showed no signs of FAILURE or Problems at ALL! Still ran good before pulling the pan. Now I have nothing, were do I get a NEW BLOCK to FIX MYengine.
I would want to get a careful look at it before assuming it's a newer AMG engine. The complete forum thread linked here raises some questions...

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Old 02-16-2008, 05:32 PM
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Using the posted casting numbers from the other thread, can anyone verify this is in fact an AMG block? Maybe it's a new block with a suspect crank or bad balancer. You start a crank wobbling and even the best block is going to fail.

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I thought this thread was a Deja Vu thread...
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Old 02-16-2008, 08:11 PM
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I went back and reread the original threadI have seen 3 of the Chinese copies now from 2 different sources and they did NOT have any logos that I recognized.If this engine in question did have a navistar Logo I wonder what the deal is?I am very suspect that this is some sort of bag of worms that was turned loose on an unsuspecting buyer. I have seen one bare Navisitar block in a local shop that had bought it from lord knows who.It was in fine shape according to the shop keeper (he is on the up and up always)It will be interesting to see any Pix if Klink ever posts any. I have asked him to send me some via my email but have yet to hear a response.We shall see.Robyn
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