What does a cracked cylinder look like?

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The flurry of news reporting related to the NPRM and recently proposed AD on TITAN 520/550 style cylinder heads has created a case of “Crack Confusion,” according to officials at Engine Components International (ECi). That’s why they put together a page with photos of the most common cracks. Officials note that a “picture speaks a thousand words…and words can be confusing.” Check it out here.