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Old 01-28-2019, 08:03 PM   #1
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Both water pumps are off my 59A and when I look in the cavity I can see what looks like an electrode hanging down in the block. What would I be seeing.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:06 PM   #2
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Both water pumps are off my 59A and when I look in the cavity I can see what looks like an electrode hanging down in the block. What would I be seeing.


Temperature Sensor???
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:09 PM   #3
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No sensors in the area.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:09 PM   #4
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Both water pumps are off my 59A and when I look in the cavity I can see what looks like an electrode hanging down in the block. What would I be seeing.
Anti-corrosion device?

How about a picture and we can all stop guessing?
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wire from the casting of the block.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:10 PM   #6
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Looks like a wire electrode with a 90 degree bend at the end.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:11 PM   #7
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I don’t know how to do pics. Could be some kind of anode?
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:14 PM   #8
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If its the size of rebar tie-wire, it could have been holding a sand core in place when they poured the cast iron.

You guys are fast. By the time I wrote my sentence four others chimes in. We definitely need a photo, I'm really curious to see this thing.
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I donít know how to do pics. Could be some kind of anode?
Judging by where it is, that was my guess (previous post).
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Block heater?
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Old 01-28-2019, 10:50 PM   #11
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As stated, nothing more than un-trimmed wire that was used to fasten/stabilize
the components during the casting process.
These are examples in an 8BA block.





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Old 01-29-2019, 09:11 AM   #13
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Inside of the blocks are often full of this kind of stuff.
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:16 AM   #14
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I've seen this before. It is as already stated.
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wire from the casting of the block.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:13 AM   #16
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That's a core wire. I found them when cleaning my block back in 1973.
Looks like a 1/8 welding rod with no flux.
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That's a core wire. I found them when cleaning my block back in 1973.
Looks like a 1/8 welding rod with no flux.
That's what I learned to weld with My Dad said once you can weld with that the other would be easy.
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