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Unread 01-26-2013, 02:55 PM   #16
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I bet the block is busted either under the intake or the outside beside a freeze plug. I work on car and boats with my dad all year and 99% of the boats that come in and haven't been winterized will have some freeze plugs left in the block and it'll crack the side out. Sometimes even when the plugs have come out, it'll still freeze and that's at lows around the 20s. And x2 on what 73 fsj wagoneer said, watch for white smoke and milky oil.

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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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Can you get your hands on a kerosene shop heater? If it gets cold again it will crack if it has not already! When I was little I put water in a foam coffee cup and each week I would check it and it would be bigger each time till the cup broke! Even after its already solid ice it keeps getting bigger and bigger! I would heat it up soon for better luck! Or also maybe a small camp stove under the engine? YOU NEED TO HEAT IT UP!

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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:20 PM   #18
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Oh ha ha the coffee cup was in the shop freezer, I went there once a week

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Unread 01-26-2013, 03:29 PM   #19
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I don't think I can get my hands on one by the time the weather breaks anyway. I hate to sound like this, but I do have a Centerbolt 350 sitting here with a stand alone throttlebody injection kit on it. If this engine is toast, I will just call up transdapt and put the Chevy in it. I am a diesel man myself tho, I would much prefer to put a 6.6 LBZ Duramax in it, but what I have is what I have. But honestly I have put that engine through hell and back, she's a trooper, I think she'll pull through this one.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 04:04 PM   #20
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I froze mine. Thawed it out with heater underneath. Everything was fine.

Just so someone is giving you a 'best' case scenario instead of worst
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Unread 01-26-2013, 05:44 PM   #21
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I love the D-Max. Would make an awesome swap with an Edge 2 programmer.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 07:38 PM   #22
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I froze mine. Thawed it out with heater underneath. Everything was fine.

Just so someone is giving you a 'best' case scenario instead of worst
X2 it will be fine. I have thawed more than one in my lifetime. Once the waterpump moves just go slow as prescribe d in earlier post.
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Unread 01-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #23
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I would heat it up, you should go buy a camping stove from Walmart and thaw it out

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Unread 01-27-2013, 03:20 AM   #24
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I don't have the money at this juncture to be buying anything like that right now. Like I've said I've put her through far worse. I know she'll pull through. The main point was, when I realized what happened I felt so stupid that I wanted to know that I was not alone.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 06:34 PM   #25
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Still frozen?

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Unread 01-29-2013, 06:42 PM   #26
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No she's free. I won't be able to run it enough to see of there is any permanent damage until Thursday thanks to my schedule. We are supposed to get all kinds of rain tomorrow
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Unread 01-31-2013, 08:34 AM   #27
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No she's free. I won't be able to run it enough to see of there is any permanent damage until Thursday thanks to my schedule. We are supposed to get all kinds of rain tomorrow
Good rain means above freezing

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Unread 01-31-2013, 10:24 PM   #28
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Welp, I will consider myself boned until I can borrow a lift. I poured a gallon of antifreeze in her, everything seemed fine, so I walked back to the house to fill the jug with water, came back to find the antifreeze GUSHING from somewhere between the engine and trans in that area. I didn't bother crawling under it, I just did the AMC walk of shame back to my apartment and moped for a while.
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Unread 01-31-2013, 10:39 PM   #29
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There are freeze plugs back there

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Unread 02-01-2013, 02:51 AM   #30
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That sucks! Lucky enough for it to be the heater core return line?
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