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  • magnisium

    need a little info. on welding magnesium. got a transfer case with pin holes it's magnesium thanks for any info.

  • #2
    Same as aluminum. Use magnesium filler
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    • #3
      magnisium

      Any chance this is the chevy pump rub issue? If so i got mine fixed just with some jb weld and a spacer plate. Been solid for over a year now

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      • #4
        Originally posted by mike7466 View Post
        Any chance this is the chevy pump rub issue? If so i got mine fixed just with some jb weld and a spacer plate. Been solid for over a year now
        Did you do the merchant auto kit? How bad of a leak did your case have? Do you actually have to remove the case from the truck because it won't clear the crossmember that is right behind it? I've got an 06 lbz and I'll need to do this soon...
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        • #5
          yea a guy brought it 3 bb size holes at out put shaft side in the locking notch's said chevy would not honor the fix. yeah has to be out to fix to clean oil out heated it with a small propane torch and wire brushed it clean welded good

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          • #6
            Is there room to tap the holes and put screws in? Could save a lot of work if it can be done.
            Meltedmetal

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            • #7
              magnisium

              I believe the mechanic did pull the case off. Had to to intall a spacer plate inside so it quits rubbing. Mine was caught during an oil change and it must have just poked through. Maybe a diameter of 1/8 if that.

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              • #8
                The cheapest magnesium filler I could find was $85 for a half pound from McMaster-Carr.
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                • #9
                  air gas was 97.00 for a #1 (minimum 12#) went to a shop and a great guy gave me 2 stick's

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