Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Sunday December 21, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC Technical > Custom Fabrication, Welding & Tools

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-16-2011, 05:36 AM   #1
Suby2go
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 270235
Join Date: Jan 2011
Chapter/Region: BAIC
Location: Fairfield
Vehicle:
2008 Impreza WRX
Blue

Default Need Aluminum welder or Advice!!

Tonight, I was getting on the free way, when all of the sudden I heard a HUGE exhaust leak, so I pulled over right away, next thing I know, I noticed one of the pipes from the headers that is attached to the mount that than mounts to the block had a huge hole. Like the welding just broke...I need someone to temporarily weld it back so I can at least use it until I get a new one, or advice on how to fix it!
This is my only car!



* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Suby2go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 06:28 AM   #2
TIGWERKS
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 256615
Join Date: Sep 2010
Default

not sure what aluminum has to do with it. But your gonna need to take the headers off the car and have someone bolt the headers to a mock-up block or a jig to bolt them flanges down. Then just clean the material and weld it up.
TIGWERKS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-16-2011, 12:13 PM   #3
yarrgh
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 80465
Join Date: Jan 2005
Chapter/Region: RMIC
Location: Aurora, CO
Vehicle:
2001 2.5RS
Black Diamond Pearl

Default

An exhaust shop would be able to help you out. If not a permanent/elegant solution, it should be ok for a temporary stop-gap.
yarrgh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-19-2011, 11:13 PM   #4
jleable
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 266105
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Eau Claire, WI
Vehicle:
2011 WRX
Blue

Default

JB weld might be a temporary solution. I once fixed an oil pan that had a 1/2 inch hole in it with that stuff and it held.
jleable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2011, 05:57 PM   #5
speedyHAM
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 48377
Join Date: Nov 2003
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: "They eat fish soaked in lye"
Vehicle:
1996 Gutted, built
XP class Impreza L

Default

JB weld will not hold up. The exhaust gas temperatures are around 650 C right at that weld. Get an exhaust shop to weld it up and you will be fine.

BTW- your headers are steel, if they were aluminum they would have melted already.
speedyHAM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I really need some help or advice I'm out of ideas NJ2.5RS Brakes, Steering & Suspension 5 10-23-2010 06:47 PM
Need a steel welder or decent shop/Nova Nico Flax Mid Atlantic Impreza Club -- MAIC 19 07-10-2008 02:47 PM
Computer gurus.... need some help or advice ricified Off-Topic 7 05-09-2007 03:58 AM
Aluminum Welders subiehopeful South West Impreza Club Forum -- SWIC 1 03-03-2006 11:51 PM
Aluminum Welders in Piedmont Triad BLACK02WAGON South East Region Forum 1 12-18-2004 06:54 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.