If you take the intake off can you see the hole on the inside?It is not a casting error it just happened. Having a hole in the side of the engine absolutely has an effect on functionality. It sounds horrible and has little power.
Haven't had to say this since I was about 11, but "No DUHHHH!". Your picture shows a prime-candidate for casting-residue flaking. Also, you neglected to include important information like your engine sounding horrible and having little power.It is not a casting error it just happened. Having a hole in the side of the engine absolutely has an effect on functionality. It sounds horrible and has little power.
SMHKioshk you are the one that said to ignore a hole in the engine lol. I felt I had to state the obvious since you seemed to have ignored it. My question was not whether I had a hole or not, it was how to fix a hole. Sounding horrible and having little power has nothing to do with fixing the hole, so I didn't mention it until you questioned whether the hole was a problem. I assumed that everyone would agree that it was but i was obviously wrong. I apologize for the poor picture quality; I don't have a camera.
If your head gasket is blown out tightening the head will do nothing.It does go all the way through. It now makes a very loud flapping noise like the head gasket isnt tightened down all the way (which it is, i checked). It just happened, i can feel air on my leg from the hole. It isn't a casting error else it would have always made this noise and blown air out the hole, which it hasn't.