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Old 03-04-2007, 10:36 PM   #21
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yeah man **** it, just put it back together, he will never know!
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Old 03-04-2007, 10:45 PM   #22
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yeah man **** it, just put it back together, he will never know!



I would talk to him about it for sure. How pissed can the dude get? You're working on his car... (for free, right?)
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I would talk to him about it for sure. How pissed can the dude get? You're working on his car... (for free, right?)
did you crack it or was it already cracked and thats why it wouldn't come off? Talk to your friend. Weigh your options. If your doing the work its not really your fault. my friend shattered my finish panel helping me remove it...I didn't ask him to pay for it.
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Old 03-05-2007, 02:26 AM   #24
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its been a long weekend, but i got it fixed up right. Found a professional tig welder who Heli-arc'd it back together for a shop rate of $90/hr since it was on call. Friend payed the bill and the tranny is now stronger than before. The guy did an awesome job. He grinded the casting down and filled with weld, then wherever the silica bubbles formed, he welded again. Made 3 passes in all. I was pretty stressed for a bit though

Apparantly this guy has welded sprint cars as well as web stiffening on engine blocks and transmissions.
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:28 AM   #25
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i love when things all work out
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Old 03-05-2007, 10:50 AM   #26
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man no biggie
just jb weld it!!!

FTW!


i just broke a windshield washer nozzle on my bad's bimmer, i gotta fix that.
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:06 PM   #27
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BMW washer nozzles are brittle pieces of ****! I break at least one no matter how careful I am every time I have to disassemble a bimmer hood for paint...
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I just helped a friend un-pimp an '02 WRX he just bought.

Somebody had bought all kinds of high dollar stuff for it, but the installation was terrible. It had a $3000 suspension system, but was slammed so low that it was on the bumpstops the whole time. It had some nice headers and a huge 3" exhaust system, but right after the downpipe it had been necked down for a 2.5" flange, then back to 3" again. All kinds of controllers and timers and gauges inside, but the wiring was horrible. The high-beams and foglights were inoperable. It was sickening. Even the EGT sensor was sticking out of the header at such an angle that it hits the engine cradle. To top it all off, the huge atmospheric BOV makes it die frequently too. Why would someone do that to a car?

Fortunately he got a smokin deal on it, so we spent a couple days un-f**k'ing it. Everytime I started to do something where I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out, I called him over and handed him the tools.
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jb weld is holding together my crankshaft on my sentra 60k+ and still good lol
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FFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKK!!!










so ya ... i was helping my friend change out his clutch on his S2000, and managed to crack the bellhousing on the transmission. The ****** was stuck on a dowel pin near the top. Theres a used tranny 20 miles away for $750 ...

I feel totally responsible because im the guy who supposedly sorta knows what he is doing and my buddy doesnt know anything about working on cars. What a humbling ******* night. oh ya 7 hours of work and the tranny is still sitting on a jack and my buddy doesnt know that the bell housing cracked, didnt have the heart to say it.

Worst feeling in the world when you **** up somebodys car, I knew better than to keep prying ...

Just get it TIG welded. It will be fine.

Oops just read that you did... I TIG'd my 6 speed years ago myself. Still holding up after punching flywheel dowels through it.

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jb weld is holding together my crankshaft on my sentra 60k+ and still good lol
you gotta be ******* kidding me .. no way
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jb weld is holding together my crankshaft on my sentra 60k+ and still good lol
Trident gum is holding mine together.
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BMW washer nozzles are brittle pieces of ****! I break at least one no matter how careful I am every time I have to disassemble a bimmer hood for paint...

funny thing was the nozzle itself just gave way before the vacuum line pulled off. I mean all i was doing was pulling straight, and the thing just snapped in half.



anywhos, congrats on fixing the problem.
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