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Quick question, looking at a thread on another car forum about high mileage vehicles.
One post was from a man that had a J plate 214 that went over 300,000 miles on the original engine.
He said the head gasket failed at 70k then he fitted the new dowels and welded the liners and never had a problem from then until 300,000 miles when the car was stolen.
Anyone know about this sort of thing? Where would you weld them and why?
To stop them moving? Sounds odd to me but sounds good that it lasted to that sort of mileage.
I have no reason to doubt the post as he is well respected on that forum and does know his engines.
 

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I've heard of people using closed face blocks and pinning liners on the K series, but not welding them.
 

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I would have thought so, with them being two different metals and all.
 

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That's what I thought.

Seemed a bit iffy to me.

I might pm the guy and see what he did.

Doesn't sound like something I'd want to try, that's for sure.
 

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Wedling steel to alloy isn't possible anyway - I can only imagine the lines were welded together, in a line..! Weird....
 

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Lol, so they do a mexican wave :lol:
 
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