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epoxy is the mother of invention
Posted 14 April 2012 - 12:38 PM
Since I absolutely had to be on the road in a day and a half, I decided to grind out a big notch, fill it with epoxy, and stick in a little metal tab. I kept telling myself there’s no reason why it shouldn’t work since all it does is spin around, so I crossed my fingers and hit the road. Nerves got the best of me along the way so I stopped by a large Subaru dealer and picked up a new one just in case. Turns out the cobble job worked just fine and I was even a little reluctant to put in the new one once I got to my destination. I’m thinking now it might have just held indefinitely. From now on, I'm just going to mold any parts I need out of epoxy!
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:05 PM
Next time take it to a quality welding shop and have it TIG'd on. MIG would be ok, but for a part like that I would definitely TIG'd it...it would be better then OEM then.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:03 PM
odd they wouldn't weld it. i'd weld that. it's not structural, it's seeing vibrations and getting worked but weld it up and it's not going anywhere? i'm not good at welding, have a cheap welder, and i could get that to work just fine.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 05:31 AM
I suggested that they should maybe take down their "repair" sign and put up a "replace" sign instead
That made me chuckle. Haha.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:17 AM
i could see installing the repaired part if you were in the middle of no where and had NO replacement part. but why repair the part and install it only to replace it. learning experience? test a theory? prove them wrong?
Edited by johnceggleston, 15 April 2012 - 10:20 AM.
Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
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