View Full Version : Cracked block on my 06 X2

02-13-2009, 03:26 PM
hi guys,
i just found out that i have a cracked block. i am hoping some one can point me in the right direction as to where to obtain a shortblock. all i know is that i have a mcx vortech motor.

02-13-2009, 03:45 PM
there was a MCX for sale on fleabay... good look... it'll get pricey... replaced a motor on a 04 225 VRS

02-13-2009, 04:07 PM
How did it crack? Freeze?

02-13-2009, 04:13 PM
yea had a deep freeze here

02-13-2009, 04:39 PM
sorry to hear.

was the block drained?

TX.X-30 fan
02-13-2009, 04:44 PM
sorry to hear.

was the block drained?

I will nominate you. :D:D

02-13-2009, 06:08 PM
It may be worth contacting your local dealer to see who they use for new or remaned blocks. I know that we use a local company that puts a warranty on their engines, we've never needed it but its worth having.

By the way, sorry to hear about situation but I bet it will be the only time it happens! Draining the block is pretty easy and something worth doing after use in the fall. We typically see 1 or 2 cracked blocks a season, I've already gotten a call from a guy that forgot to winterize.

TX.X-30 fan
02-13-2009, 06:13 PM
I forgot to winterize. :D

02-13-2009, 06:19 PM
I will nominate you. :D:D

gee thanks!:popcorn:

02-14-2009, 05:33 PM
I believe I spoke with you last week about your cracked block. So sorry to here about it, I've at at least three people not including you that did the same thing. It has been a very cold winter for our area. Give me a call and we can discuss your options. I have requested a price and availability from my supplier. As soon as I get I price on the block I will let you know.

-Crystal Johnson
Service Manager
MasterCraft Northwest Seattle

02-14-2009, 10:58 PM
If block is cracked most likely heads will be cracked. I picked up rebuilt heads and a new block with the rotating parts from old engine installed for 1400 dollars. Check with you insurance company, you may be covered.

02-14-2009, 11:36 PM
i just put a new motor in my x star. a brand new 350 vortec in and it was 2700 shipped from michaigan motors to my house. just threw the intake manafold and the exhaust and i was good to go.

02-14-2009, 11:36 PM
if you want more info on the place let me know

02-15-2009, 12:30 PM
I know that there are companies out there that perform "steel stitching" mainly for high performance racing motors, but from what I have heard the stitch is stronger than the original steel. I am pretty sure that the market is fairly small but may be worth looking into.

02-18-2009, 07:55 PM
I had a old runabout that I cracked the block on when I didn't winterize in time. I went to my local boat dealer and got some marine epoxy and put it over the crack and I ran the boat for another 6 years before selling it with no problems. Not sure if it will work on your engine but it may be something to look into if you want to try to save the bank, or maybe even for a temp. repair until you find a good deal on a block. good luck

02-18-2009, 08:16 PM
If the crack is ONLY on the exterior, epoxy or Marine Tex can seal it. As long as the motor doesn't get too hot, the stresses from expansion/contraction might not cause any additional problems. It's still possible for the motor to work well but if it also cracked internally, the block would be toast. I have seen blocks crack without damage to the heads and exhaust manifolds, too.