Cracked block

Asked by Jun 30, 2017 at 04:39 AM about the Dodge Ram 3500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1991 Dodge3500 turbo
diesel Cummins motor,
5speed dulley pickup
truck NOT4x4. Driven w
NO ANTIFREEZE last
winter. Freezer plug
pushed out when they
checked underhood after
driving 20 miles on
highway. Evidence of
liquid in oil on DIPSTICK,
none on radiator
cap(oil&water) does this
mean cracked block, for
sure? AND should I be
able to visually see
cracked block from the
outside?

2 Answers

261,765

You need disassemble and pull the heads off to determine if it is cracked. ButI would venture a guess your probably right about a new engine. Have a local engine shop inspect it for you to be sure.

54,615

Only 1 cylinder head to remove. Having water only in an engine and letting it freeze is never a good thing and can be very expensive.

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