Cracked block


Asked by Apr 03, 2013 at 09:49 PM about the 2006 Dodge Stratus SXT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Well I had plans to change the head gaskets on my '06 stratus 2.4L only to find a 5" crack in the block
after I removed the front exhaust! My question is, are there any cons to just replacing the block and
transferring my components to the new block? Of course I plan on changing the timing belt, water pump
and gaskets, but I can save a great deal of money in just replacing the block if I can. Thanks.

6 Answers


It's more work but there's no problem doing it that way. Assemble the major parts out on the engine stand.

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If it's not of any consequence, and oil or coolant does not leak out of it, you could just ignore it~


Thanks guys, looks like I'm in for a couple of long weekends...judge...due to the crack the head gasket is either broken or has a gap in it so it leaks and smokes.

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Thanks! Will check it out.

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