Re: [DML] Valley of death - no more
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Re: [DML] Valley of death - no more




That's pretty cool, Tom - nice job!  When I cleaned
mine out a year ago, we completely cleaned that valley
for almost 3 days to get it as bare as we could.  Then
in the 5 inch "sinkholes", we coasted them with JB
Weld and let it harden and dry.  Then the entire
valley was painted with 1200+ degree resistant
aluminum paint.  That should be that for awhile.  Just
thought I'd share my story - valley of death "repairs"
are always interesting to read and compare.

Jeremiah
#3299

--- Tom <tomciodmc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi everyone
> 
> While working on my engine (water pump rebuild) I
> decided to something about
> the valley of death. Even though the engine has low
> miles and it was a crate
> engine installed in a car about five years ago there
> was already some deep
> corrosion in the deep holes in the valley of death.
> Knowing what might
> happen after a while I decided to plug those holes
> before its too late. I
> have seen an engine where the corrosion was so deep
> that a crack formed into
> the oil passage and the car was loosing oil at a
> rate that prevented it from
> driving. It would empty the oil pan in a minute
> through that crack in the
> block. What I did was I filled the holes and the
> entire valley with high
> temp automotive silicone and put an aluminum plate
> on top. I made sure that
> the plate sits at an angle sloping down towards the
> rear so any water will
> just run off to the back. BTW, I custom made that
> plate myself to make it
> fit exactly. Then I painted everything with high
> temp black paint. I am very
> happy with how it came out and I recommend everyone
> does something similar
> before it becomes a big $$$ problem.
> I uploaded a picture to the photos section on Yahoo.
> It's in the main
> folder, called "valley of death".
> 
> Tom Niemczewski
> jamesik@xxxxx
> VIN 6149 (in Poland!)
> Save the dream so you can live the dream...
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