[DML] Re: Valley of death coating
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[DML] Re: Valley of death coating

This is one of those topics that produces a lot of opinions because 
it's something that individual owners make a choice about, not a 
fact of manufacture.

It is my understanding that most people who suffer a rupture of the 
engine block in that spot, do so because of long ocurring coolant 
leaks. The anti-freeze ages, becomes corrosive and eats the aluminum.

Some people fill the voids with a variety of materials, like epoxy, 
rubber, etc. Some people paint the area with hi-temp engine paints. 
I suppose you could powdercoat it too.

My -opinion- is that many of those solutions are fine, but the most 
important thing you can do, is ensure that your cooling system is in 
good repair, and isn't weeping into the valley. Keep the valley 
clean and dry and you should be ok.

Rich A.

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Charles Major" <charlesmajor@xxxx> 
> I am down in the valley where the deep pits are, I have seen the 
pics of the 
> rotted pit and I am scared. What can (or should) I coat the valley 
with that 
> will stick good to protect this unseen area?
> Regards,
> Charles

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