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Old 02-24-2008, 09:08 PM
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Pinhole Leak

I found a small pinhole leak in my aluminum exhaust manifold today.
This can be welded, right? Also, would it hurt the engine if I ran it like this until I could get it fixed? I think not, but I've been wrong before!
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:10 PM
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:32 PM
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I wouldn't think it would hurt anything with that being the end of the line for the raw water before it leaves the boat.
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Old 02-24-2008, 09:41 PM
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Looks serious Shep. Drop that boat off at my house and you can pick it up this fall, fixed of course.
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I wouldn't think it would hurt anything with that being the end of the line for the raw water before it leaves the boat.
That's pretty much what I figured. I thought I'd give someone the opportunity to come on here and say "Don't do it man!"
I suppose it would be a pretty easy fix for an experienced welder of aluminum thingies....
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Looks serious Shep. Drop that boat off at my house and you can pick it up this fall, fixed of course.
Thanks jr, but I can slap a wad of chewing gum on there as easy as you.
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Radiator repair shop.

They can patch that with aluminum solder rod, easy. Its just like repairing a radiator fin.
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I would have thought those manifolds were thicker than that. Is that a dent in the aluminum or was that the way it was cast.
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Thanks jr, but I can slap a wad of chewing gum on there as easy as you.
You never can be to sure about these things Shep. It's all ball bearings these days you know......
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