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Anyone who welds aluminum?

Postby Huaraches » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:50 pm

im in need of a fix for my mr2's tranny. its currently sitting it doesnt move because i need to patch up a hole on the tranny. it had a patch and i removed it cuz i wanted to fix it right because it was leaking. i had changed the axel seal and drain plugs but those werent the issue. i bought the car and never knew about the patch untill i started to notice a leak. so if anyone near me can help me out here been trying to get someone who can come and weld this
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Re: Anyone who welds aluminum?

Postby yota 3.0 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:02 pm

I'd do it if I was closer.

Just a tip, you will have to clean that up a lot more or else it will just leak again. Aluminum is sooooooo picky. Get it as clean as you possibly can if you want a good weld.. I'm sure whoever welds it will say the same. If he doesn't say the same then don't let him weld it lol
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Re: Anyone who welds aluminum?

Postby Awesome-Trac » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:13 pm

I was going to say JB weld but then saw the picture :doh:
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Re: Anyone who welds aluminum?

Postby alltrac101 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Thats a big hole, it will need a patch....for simple sake I would flatten the area as much as possible & cut a piece of plate aluminum larger than the hole, shape it to the surrounding area drill & tap some 6m holes & bolt it with some will look like an access welding needed. But if you want it welded the same steps will be needed, less the drilling

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Re: Anyone who welds aluminum?

Postby 88gt4DE » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:37 pm

Yeah , I agree with 101 ... Bigger question is how the hell a hole that big got in the trans case .... :shrug:
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Re: Anyone who welds aluminum?

Postby klue » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:41 pm

ive done it before braking axles on halftracs and one coming loose on an mr2. I wouldnt weld it. its to dirty to get a nice bead on it.

Ive done ok with a patch plate and silicone, good stuff like FPIG or permetex right stuff. Just sand it down so its clean and has something to bite to.
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