What To Do With a Cracked Engine Block Service FAQ in Olympia, WA
KIA cracked engine block service FAQs

What Can Cause the Engine Block in Your Kia to Crack?

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Heat and cold are two things that can cause an engine block to crack. Driving with an overheated engine is perhaps the most common way to crack an engine block, but excessive cold mixed with poor maintenance can also be fatal for an engine. While Olympia has a pretty moderate climate, temperatures can still dip below freezing. If your cooling system isn't properly maintained, the water in the system can freeze, causing the engine to crack. If your engine block does crack, it's a serious issue--one that can't be solved easily or inexpensively.

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What Are Signs that the Engine Block Might Be Cracked?

A crack in the engine block can be tough to diagnose. If the crack is located in the metal that separates the oil and the coolant, it can present symptoms similar to those seen from a blown head gasket. This means that you may not get an accurate diagnosis until the cylinder heads are removed for a head gasket inspection. A cooling system leak can also be caused by a cracked engine block, as can steam coming from under the hood.

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Can You Get an Engine Block Crack Repaired?

There's good news and bad news on this front. The good news is that it's relatively easy to avoid a cracked engine block: keep up with scheduled maintenance and never drive when your vehicle's engine is overheated. The bad news is that, if the engine block is cracked, it may be best to simply get a new engine or a new vehicle. Repairing a cracked engine block involves stripping the engine completely--and sometimes repairs aren't possible at all. This means that the cost can quickly become greater than the cost of a replacement.

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The technicians at the Hanson Kia service center have been trained by the factory, so they know your Kia inside and out. They pair their expertise with genuine Kia parts, fluids, filters, and accessories, so you know that they're delivering only the best quality. Hanson Kia is your Kia source serving Lacey, Tumwater, and beyond.


Hanson Kia

2300 Carriage Loop SW
Directions Olympia, WA 98502

  • Sales: (360) 339-5079
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  1. Hanson Kia

    2300 Carriage Loop SW
    Olympia, WA 98502

    • Sales: (877) 816-5820

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