There is a hole that developed in the block of my 93 Explorer (4.0
non-sohc) a couple weeks ago. It shot out coolant when my truck heated
up. I was only a few turns from my house, so I'm hopeful that nothing
else was damaged. But until I get into replacing my heads, again, I
wanted to know what everyone would suggest I do. The hole is in some
plug that seems to have been hammered into my block whre the water jets
are. It is on the outside of the center cylinder on the pasenger side.
This is right inside the passenger side wheel well. The pics show
better the location. The pics are before and after I tried cleaning up
the hole. I thought about patching it. When I cleaned up the opening
with a dremel and a soft wire brush, the hole enlarged. The metal seems
to be very thin near the hole.
Waht are these plugs and are they replaceable or should I patch it with
JB Weld and hope the motor lasts a few more months?
Sorry, my upload isn't very fast. The images will load, however.