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engine case alloy?

Given all your advice, I have decided to weld this creature back to life. However, welders around the area must lack some confidence, becuase they absolutely want to know the engine alloy composition before doing the quick spot weld. Anyone?

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I got in touch last week with one welder who claimed to have worked on engines. He was not satisfied with that answer. Sign that he doesn't know what he's doing?
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I got in touch last week with one welder who claimed to have worked on engines. He was not satisfied with that answer. Sign that he doesn't know what he's doing?
yes and yes

you won't be able to cross reference from Euro alloys with out the help of a metallurgist

the most common rod, 4043 will work, so will 5356.......

if he was a welder, he'd know that...........

find somebody else

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yes and yes

you won't be able to cross reference from Euro alloys with out the help of a metallurgist

the most common rod, 4043 will work, so will 5356.......

if he was a welder, he'd know that...........

find somebody else

wow, good answer. Isn't the 5356 rated only to 65 centigrade? If that area gets to around 90c, would it not be preferable to use 4043?

again, a decent welder would know this, so I will keep looking around the pot of deadbeats here.

Thanks again!!!!
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Saga moves on. I managed to get a hold on one auto mechanic who said he 'could' MIG weld for about $20, but obviously would prefer to see it first.

Any 'seeing' on my part is more than just a peep show - requires a trailer, etc, you name it, so some work. He did offer the caveat that he could make it worse - but I can't imagine he would completely block off the channel given any competence. Any thoughts, from the photos I'd posted?

If any of you are locals, it's Rayco Auto, in what I believe to be in silver spring, md...
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He could mig weld it?

Keep looking.
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He could mig weld it?

Keep looking.
+1.

You want them to tig it.

It really shouldn't be too difficult.

Sometimes it is hard to find someone who will just do what you want.
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welding

i am a welder. tig is the best way to go. i would try to find someone or a shop that specializes in aluminum dont go to just any welding shop,
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