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block guard?

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by javenger, Apr 8, 2004.

  1. javenger

    javenger Junior Member

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    do you all recommend using block gaurds? if so, why and who makes a good block guard? if not, why?

    would you use one on a ls/vtec, all motor?
     
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    NotUrAverage_Si Senior Member

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    some people do, others don't because it keeps coolant from reaching parts of the cylinder sleeve and it can create hot spots which aren't good.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    useless.

    98% of cracked sleeves START at the center, and work their way up.
    the block guard at the top does nothing but add heat to the combustion chamber, leading to more detonation, leading to more cracking in the first place.

    sleeve it, or leave it stock
     
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    dohch22a4 Senior Member

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    The block guard won't prevent cylinder wall failure, it'll just catch the rod that would sling through the block, and even then, they don't always work.
     
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