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    Just removed the intake manifold on a friends 1990 Merc 4.3 V6 after finding water in the oil, and here is what I found. Some idiot [likely the previous owner] actually thought he could repair his cracked block with JB Weld.... Time for a new block.



    2003 Cruisers 4270 with Crusader HO 8.1 engines

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    OMG. What a mess!

    V

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    • #3
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      Works good, and lasts a long time huh?

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        Re: Idiots with JB Weld

        Just removed the intake manifold on a friends 1990 Merc 4.3 V6 after finding water in the oil, and here is what I found. Some idiot actually thought he could repair his cracked block with JB Weld....
        Ayuh,... I'd say it worked Perfectly...

        It held long enough for yer Bud, to buy it...

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        • #5
          Re: Idiots with JB Weld

          Originally posted by Bond-o View Post
          Ayuh,... I'd say it worked Perfectly...

          It held long enough for yer Bud, to buy it...
          So it would seem...
          2003 Cruisers 4270 with Crusader HO 8.1 engines

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          • #6
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            Peeled away the JB Weld, and found another surprise. They tried to braze it too... Can't believe someone would go to this much trouble, instead of just replacing the block.

            2003 Cruisers 4270 with Crusader HO 8.1 engines

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            • #7
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              Curious,,, Did your bud just buy the boat without any of this being disclosed by the previous owner ? i mean, was is a blatant rip-off ?
              86 THUNDERCRAFT LEGACY 18 FT MERCRUISER 4.3 2 BBL 185 HP ALPHA 1 GET IN, SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, HOLD ON !!! TOW RIG 01 CHEVY SILVERADO STD CAB LONG BOX 4X4 5.3 Z71
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              • #8
                Re: Idiots with JB Weld

                He bought it about a year and a half ago, and it seemed to run fine then. It has not been used much until recently.
                2003 Cruisers 4270 with Crusader HO 8.1 engines

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                • #9
                  Re: Idiots with JB Weld

                  Most unfortunate.....
                  86 THUNDERCRAFT LEGACY 18 FT MERCRUISER 4.3 2 BBL 185 HP ALPHA 1 GET IN, SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, HOLD ON !!! TOW RIG 01 CHEVY SILVERADO STD CAB LONG BOX 4X4 5.3 Z71
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                  GO NAVY!!! USS MERRILL DD 976- SPRUANCE CLASS DESTROYER- ONBOARD 81-85 INTERIOR COMMUNICATION ELECTRICIAN PO 3RD CLASS- TEST SHIP FOR THE TOMAHAWK CRUISE MISSILE. NAS KEFLAVIK ICELAND 86-87

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                    Re: Idiots with JB Weld

                    That's a mess, sorry to hear about it.

                    Originally posted by 300sflyer View Post
                    Some idiot actually thought he could repair his cracked block with JB Weld....

                    Peeled away the JB Weld, and found another surprise. They tried to braze it too...
                    Surprised there wasn't a wad of duct tape in there too, just incase the JB failed
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                    • #11
                      Re: Idiots with JB Weld

                      Makes you really want to run out and buy a boat sold "as is" from a private seller doesn't it.
                      Don S.


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                      • #12
                        Re: Idiots with JB Weld

                        Originally posted by fishrdan View Post
                        That's a mess, sorry to hear about it.



                        Surprised there wasn't a wad of duct tape in there too, just incase the JB failed
                        Hello? Duct tape is for fuel lines and electrical system repair...
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                        • #13
                          Re: Idiots with JB Weld

                          Originally posted by 300sflyer View Post
                          Peeled away the JB Weld, and found another surprise. They tried to braze it too... Can't believe someone would go to this much trouble, instead of just replacing the block.

                          Wow, That's a real first class brazing job too.

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                          • #14
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                            Purhaps if I chip away at some of the brazing, I will find some chewing gum in there as well... LOL!
                            2003 Cruisers 4270 with Crusader HO 8.1 engines

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                              See, if the PO had used Duct tape, there would not be a problem. That sucks for your buddy.

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