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Old 13-04-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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Bugga, my block has cracked below the pressure switch on my bay
its a 1600 twin port, what has caused this, and is there a way to fix, or is it fecked
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Any pics? Hard to tell without seeing the actual damage?
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Any pics? Hard to tell without seeing the actual damage?
I'll get some later after work.
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if you mean its cracked from the pressure switch then someone has overtightened the switch, its a tapered thread.
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Probably a dead case I'm afraid. Very hard to weld mag alloy and glue just won'y hold the pressure there.
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you can weld mag ....you need a filler rod made of the same material , like a broken gearbox ect.....and someone with a tig welder that is ac and dc
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scrap unfortuantly.
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