KHIA ID: 856
Industry: General Industry (GIND)
Application: ENC-Engines and Casings (ENC)
Substrate: Cast Iron
Customer Location: Magruder Limestone Company, Troy MO
Application Date: June 2007
Products: Belzona® 1311 (Ceramic R-Metal)

Problem: A previous repair with "Brand X" epoxy failed. The owner took it to his own shop & did the work.
Photograph Descriptions
  1. Caterpillar 631 engine block
  2. Failed "Brand X" repair
  3. Prepared surface on 1 of the cylinders showing leaks
  4. Completed repair on 1 cylinder
Application Situation
Traces of engine coolant appeared in the lubricating oil test samples indicating erosion in wall of cylinder block
Application Method
Application carried out in accordance with Belzona Know-How System Leaflet ENC-6.
Belzona Facts
This is a Caterpillar approved repair for a cavitated engine blocks and has been successfully completed many times on these and Komatsu engines. The Cat dealer declined to do the Belzona repair, claiming that the "brand X" failed repair proved that another such repair couldnt be done & wanted to sell a new engine block.