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Old 03-05-2008, 11:49 PM
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JB Weld is good stuff

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I think I should invest in stock for them.
I've used it several times and it has always worked including:
1. Repaired an aluminum oil pan on a BMW that had hit a rock.
2. Repaired a plastic gas tank on my chipper shreader
3. Repaired worn out holes in the wooden legs of a chair where the casters go.
4. More but that's enough - worked on aluminum, plastic, and wood.

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Old 03-06-2008, 01:42 AM
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Wow I'm surprised, they are not exatly a stressed part. Probably years of vibration.

I would just epoxy it, until a good deal on a junk yard cover comes along. A lot of these cars are junked, you can probably snatch a good one for damn near free.
Not exactly free, our PNP charged $15.00.

the one on my old engine was crack free with 331000 mi until the timing chain whacked it.
Now that was stress.

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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

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Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

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Old 03-06-2008, 02:37 AM
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I second the epoxy. I repaired a cast iron hot water radiator in my house with epoxy 19 years ago. It is still holding fine.

There are also products available to weld aluminum with a propane torch. I've made a number of aluminum saddles for my canoes with one of these products and the welds have never broken.
You obviously picked a good epoxy but for other folks who might not know all epoxies are not the same. For mechanical stuff be sure to use an epoxy that states good for temps up the 250 degrees F or at least has High Temperature on the box (I like JB Weld but Duro also makes a good one).
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Old 03-06-2008, 12:26 PM
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Here is the picture of it I took last night...
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Old 03-06-2008, 01:58 PM
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Here is the picture of it I took last night...
that pic looks like you snuck into my garage and took a pic of my valve cover. ill probably grab one from a yard someday. Now what to do with the old one?
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:19 PM
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At valve adj time, I plan on bringing the VC to my place of employment and have them aluminum weld it shut.
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Old 03-06-2008, 02:33 PM
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Not exactly free, our PNP charged $15.00.

the one on my old engine was crack free with 331000 mi until the timing chain whacked it.
Now that was stress.

charlie
Epoxy probably costs almost that these days!

I would call that a bit of stress! Anything left of the engine?
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Old 03-07-2008, 12:00 AM
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Timing chain broke at 65mph, then towed it home 500 miles. pulled the valve cover and the first cam tower was broke off at the bottom, and the second one was broke off just under the cam shaft. the rear most rocker was twisted around towards the rear.
pulled the head and #1 and #5 piston took a really hard whack by the valves, the others hit some also.
with the milage I decided metric motors was the way to go.

Charlie
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there were three HP ratings on the OM616...

1) Not much power
2) Even less power
3) Not nearly enough power!! 240D w/auto

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c3...ilys/boobs.gif


Anyone that thinks a 240D is slow drives too fast.

80 240D Naturally Exasperated, 4-Spd 388k DD 150mph spedo 3:58 Diff

We are advised to NOT judge ALL Muslims by the actions of a few lunatics, but we are encouraged to judge ALL gun owners by the actions of a few lunatics. Funny how that works
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Old 03-07-2008, 01:05 AM
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I too suffer from this same problem

I have a valve cover from an om602 and it does not suffer from this issue... I wish I could get a 60x series valve cover to fit.. I like how they look
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