Broken engine block

Tiny
ALAN
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  • 2001 GMC SIERRA
  • V8
  • 4WD
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  • 100,000 MILES
Hi,
I have a GMC Sierra 2500 (6.0L, 8 cyl.). The engine block is broken by cylinder failure. Plz. See the attached image. The hole is 4" long. I need to know if the engine is repairable?
Thank you,
Alan
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 7:51 PM

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Tiny
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Blocks can be welded up but that is a real expensive procedure reserved for expensive industrial engines. It's not economically feasible for your truck. Plus, you still have the cost of repairing the original failure.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 7:54 PM
Tiny
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How about metal stitching? Will it work? Cheep?
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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 7:59 PM
Tiny
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Welding cast iron requires heating it for a long time, probably hours, with a flame before welding or it will shatter. You'd have to ask the folks at an engine rebuilding and machining shop.

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Friday, December 3rd, 2010 AT 8:05 PM

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