05-29-2010, 09:05 AM
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Darlington, UK
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AVO Manifold Cracked?
I have just bought an AVO manifold which I knew was damaged and repaired but it appears worse than expected.
It has a crack which runs from the turbo flnage to the head side of the manifold all the way through on the top and the underside. It virtually looks like it has been split in half and welded up.
The guy I bought it off saif it had been welded by a friend who wasnt an expert but did a good job. He heated it up then welded it. From the pictures it looks ok with a bit of an ugly scare mark all the ay through it. But on inspection the weld looks like it has cracked as well and it hasnt been done inside so you can see the full crack inside.
Firstly can cast metal be professionally welded/can it be salvaged?