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    Default Should I rebuild or not on Big 20 welder

    Hey Miller Guys
    I works with Salvage (rebuildable cars) Yard -my boss brought the Miller Big 20. The guy told him that that welder had bad or cracked head gasket of the engine. It won't run..I don't know what do with them?
    I should fix or have rebuild on the engine? How cost the engine rebuild kit would? Or Take it to Metal/Scrap yard?




    What is your suggestion?
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    Default part2

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    Nice pix dude.
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    I think you should rebuild it if you can do the labor yourself. If not you may wanna put it on Craiglist.

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    Can't really see it being the head gasket on an L head. Probably just siezed. Does it turn over at least?

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    Can you post a picture of the faceplate? If it's what I'm thinking it is, they weren't much of a welder setting on the showroom floor.
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    Is it worth it? It would make a big difference if it was a blown gasket vs a cracked head. Lots of running units around compared to putting a fresh engine in this one. If you need it thats a matter, or if you will run it long enough to pay or if you sold it tomorrow could you recoup the effort?

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    I'd pull the head off see if it's a cracked head or just a blown head gasket....blown head gasket is a cheap fix....cracked head you could find out what other equipment uses that same engine and maybe find one in the junkyards. small skidsteers, aircompressors, ect. should be a tag on the engine...get the make and model and google it to find out what other things used that same engine.
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    Continental Red Seal F163.

    Way too easy to fix and the unit in way too good of shape to scrap. I say fix it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duaneb55 View Post
    Continental Red Seal F163.

    Way too easy to fix and the unit in way too good of shape to scrap. I say fix it.
    That was pretty much my assessment as well. Even if the welder part was junk I would still keep what was left of the engine.

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    That was pretty much my assessment as well. Even if the welder part was junk I would still keep what was left of the engine.
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