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Cylinder Block-Repair

Cast Iron Porosity Defects

  1. CAUTION: Do not attempt to repair cracks.

CAUTION: Do not attempt to repair areas where temperature will exceed 260°C (500°F) .


  1. Repair porosity defects with an epoxy sealer meeting Ford manufacturing specification M3D35-A.
    • Clean the surface to be repaired to a bright, oil- free metal surface.
    • Chamfer or undercut the repair area to a greater depth than the rest of the cleaned surface. Solid metal must surround the area to be repaired.
    • Apply the epoxy sealer and heat-cure with a 250 watt lamp placed 254 mm (10 inch) from the repaired surface or air dry for 10-12 hours at a temperature above 10°C (50°F) .
    • Sand or grind the repaired area to blend with the general contour of the surface.
    • Paint the surface to match the rest of the cylinder block