Originally Posted by Booyah45828
53 blocks will also crack underneath the ledge below the turbocharger. Core shift during block casting caused it to be thin right there (supposedly only 6mm or less). When the engine flexes against the side mounts under a load it'll create the crack. I've seen it a lot on the dodge trucks. 1998.5-1999 seemed to have the most casting problems out of all the years. Not saying to avoid it, but keep it in the back of your head.
But almost none in the buses, due to the engine mounts not being on the side of the block. Mounts are on the front, and on the trans bell housing.
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