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Old 07-22-2006, 06:12 PM   #21
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thats what im thinking
the other thing you could do is take some rubber hose and slit it, pop it over the tube and hose clamp it if you can gain access and there's room.

Looks small, JB should hold since that would be under vacuum, wouldn't it? maybe mix it with a little more hardener than usual just to be sure.
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Both are good ideas, JB Weld has held the side of a motorcycle block for 2 years I think itll hold.

I might do both, but probably jb weld. Maybe itll be the best thing since the loctite fix
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Hey, that's gotta be one thing you didn't copy me with. I didn't knick the pick-up. Bummer :(
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Be careful you don't push JB weld through the hole in the tube. Could screw with the pump.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:57 PM   #25
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thanks olderguy, its a very small hole fortunately, Ill be very careful.

haha braineack its alright, Ill stop by your house some time nick your pickup and jb weld it. Maybe this will be just how to tell our car aparts if they are ever stolen and stripped
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Why I love this forum and not m.net (they are so damn useless)

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=192124
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thanks olderguy, its a very small hole fortunately, Ill be very careful.

haha braineack its alright, Ill stop by your house some time nick your pickup and jb weld it. Maybe this will be just how to tell our car aparts if they are ever stolen and stripped
I would think a dab of hot glue would fill the hole and prevent JB from getting in the tube. it's the only thing I can think of that is soft and would just get ground up by the pump or melt.. I can't see it doing any damage for a little tiny bit.
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well im gonna play around with the jb weld. Your supposed to let it set a big before applying. Ill let it set a bit longer. I have some tubing i can recreate the hole with and practice.
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You'll be fine.
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I have a spare in my garage. Pm me your address.
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I have a spare in my garage. Pm me your address.
A spare pick up? Can you tell me what its made of?

PS thanks for the post phillip
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Why I love this forum and not m.net (they are so damn useless)

http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=192124
Hey most of us are on both. it is just that the people on this one are smart enough to run snails and not power robbing blowers.
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Hey most of us are on both. it is just that the people on this one are smart enough to run snails and not power robbing blowers.
no no you got it all wrong,people on miata.net only respond to threads if there is a arguement going on,when it comes to helping people yeah right,dream on.
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yeah we do love a good argument. most of them are just to bored to care about anything but a good fight that is why i am glad to be young and helpfull. I still keep my eyes open to learn as much as possible in the mean time. just in case there problems becomes my problems in wich case i have seen and heard how it could be fixed and save myself some headache.
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A spare pick up? Can you tell me what its made of?

PS thanks for the post phillip
Metal? :gay: I don't think it's brass, and it's non magnetic.
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I dont know if I would trust JB weld. JB weld doesnt like to stick to things that have oil residue on them. If I was you I would drain all the oil out and spray some kind of cleaner on the pickup so that you get all the oil residue off. Honestly though, I wouldnt trust JB weld when we are talking about your oil supply, that can ruin an engine.
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Metal? :gay: I don't think it's brass, and it's non magnetic.

Im actually pretty sure its steel.
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Im actually pretty sure its steel.
I can just throw a bead on it if its steel(which i trust more than jab weld.). Before I jb weld im practicing on a pipe and Ill call FM to see what it is. The question is, does anyone hace a schematic of where to put the ground on the motor so i can weld it. Ideas?
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It IS steel- I've used a bunch of them for heater line tubing and oil tubing. If you really want to patch it- then wrap some cotton material on the end of a "stick". Get it soaked with acetone and try to wipe the hole/pipe with it. That should clean it up and get rid of the oil. At that point I would try 3-4 applications of JB weld. Similar to painting- just build it up by layers so you can eventually close the hole. I think the real question you need to ask yourself is WHAT IF it fails? Apparently you're going to lose pressure immediately. And you'll need to be ready for it to happen. It would suck to have it work fine for a few months, you get comfortable with it, forget about it and then it fails.

IF it were me, I'd just suck it up and replace the pickup. I think I've another one in the garage that I will give you. We resealed a friend's oil pan by the following method. Get the car up as high as possible. Chain the engine to the shocktower brace (any kind of bracing from shock tower to tower will work), jackstand under the tranny. Then disconnect everything attached to the subframe (engine, brake lines and whatever else). Drop the subframe on the jack, then pull your pan. It's not nearly as bad as it sounds. Three guys did this one in about four hours. That's nothing compared to what you have invested in the project- even if it took you the weekend. Then you'd never have to think abou the "what if". - rob
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It IS steel- I've used a bunch of them for heater line tubing and oil tubing. If you really want to patch it- then wrap some cotton material on the end of a "stick". Get it soaked with acetone and try to wipe the hole/pipe with it. That should clean it up and get rid of the oil. At that point I would try 3-4 applications of JB weld. Similar to painting- just build it up by layers so you can eventually close the hole. I think the real question you need to ask yourself is WHAT IF it fails? Apparently you're going to lose pressure immediately. And you'll need to be ready for it to happen. It would suck to have it work fine for a few months, you get comfortable with it, forget about it and then it fails.

IF it were me, I'd just suck it up and replace the pickup. I think I've another one in the garage that I will give you. We resealed a friend's oil pan by the following method. Get the car up as high as possible. Chain the engine to the shocktower brace (any kind of bracing from shock tower to tower will work), jackstand under the tranny. Then disconnect everything attached to the subframe (engine, brake lines and whatever else). Drop the subframe on the jack, then pull your pan. It's not nearly as bad as it sounds. Three guys did this one in about four hours. That's nothing compared to what you have invested in the project- even if it took you the weekend. Then you'd never have to think abou the "what if". - rob
ill probably drop you a line in a few weeks for that pick up, I just put the first "coat" of jb weld. i figure ill give it a try, and Im hoping ill notice that im losing pressure (if its not a blow out of the weld).
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