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Old 08-04-2020, 01:33 PM
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In my case once you get past the engine holder gasket replacement, you start to get into serious money to break down the engine. Its a gamble and the odds are not in your favor. Further, not many shops are interested in this type of work and if they are, you probably lose the rest of the season. Its probably money down the drain better spent replacing a 15 year motor. In my case the water intrusion came after a quick hose connect was stuck open gushing water that I didnt see, so I figure there was an air bubble in the water jacket causing something to overheat and crack without an overheat warning. Ran perfectly despite the leak but all the bearings were probably compromised with the water/oil mix. So you need to figure some permanent damage has already been done even if you find the leak and fix it.

Sorry, its tough luck.