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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody else have the engine block crack. My 2010 Maliblu with 46,000 miles on it has a cracked block and needs a new motor.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:07 PM
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@Rickybobby, I haven’t read about others having this happen. Under normal circumstances this would be covered under the Malibu’s Powertrain warranty.

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-20-2012, 10:06 PM
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Blocks don't crack without a good reason. Any idea what caused it? I assume you have a 2.4l.

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Is the 2.4l more prone for failures? I know freezing is a good way for things to break. Or over revving and tossing a rod out the side does it too Bruce
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Yes,2.4 liter. I'm going to dealer today to pick up car. They have installed a new motor and I'm going to ask them what caused failure.
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Is the 2.4l more prone for failures?
No. I was just trying to establish which engine the OP has.


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I know freezing is a good way for things to break. Or over revving and tossing a rod out the side does it too Bruce
I've never lived where it freezes much so I have no experience with frozen blocks. I know all engines have freeze plugs that are supposed to blow & relieve the pressure. Throwing a rod will certainly do it.
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Dealer has no idea what went wrong with motor. But it didn't cost me a dime. Dealer was great. Hope this motor will stay with me for a while.
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Good to hear it was replaced. Just curious, how long did it take them to do it?


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1 week I gotta say I've never been treated so well by a dealer.
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