Re: Brand new engine has hole in cylinder near stud. :(
my engine has a hole in almost the exact same spot and it looks the same. I didn't see it for several hundred miles and it didn't seem to cause any problems so I didn't worry about it. there is never any oil coming out of it so I figured that was the #1 indicator that I didn't have a leak from the cylinder it's self. good luck and I also would contact the seller, I would have if I had seen it sooner.