Excellent info re open deck blocks

TCJBOLDIE

Torque King
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There have been some problems with a certain makers 2.3 turbo motors with the cylinder sleeves moving and causing blown or leaking head gaskets due to the open deck design that allows the top of the liners to move and compromise the head gasket seal.

Darton have a remedy for all/most /some open deck motors and the video is very informative.


Installation video.


Not a cheap exercise BUT essential for a hi power application and longevity / reliability IMO
 
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Lunchmoney

The Torque Meister
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Poole, UK
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'98 JDM Impreza STI
I was given a quick and thorough intro in this topic when my engine needed get repaired and I moved from semi to closed :)
My mechanic was very good, and patient, at explaining the differences and why I might as well change up since it was being replaced anyway :lol:
 
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