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Engine Block

Auto Systems and Repair

The engine block is the main body of the engine assembly. It contains the cylinders that accommodate pistons and connecting rods.

Symptoms of Wear or Failure

  • Abnormal knocking or rattling noise
  • Engine oil leak

Related Repair Advice

  • Engine replacement is often recommend when problems are encountered with the engine block
  • A "short block" replacement may also be recommended—this replacement only includes the lower parts of the engine and leaves out the cylinder head and intake manifold

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