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jb weld a crack on engine block?

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by rogdogg, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. rogdogg

    rogdogg LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    After buyin a cheap used ferris and replacing some things, I realized a real thin 1 1/2- 2 inch in length crack just below the engine balancer part on the engine block( I originally thought that part just needed to be tightened or a seal replaced). It does seep oil. Now, do I look to some expert welders($) (it's aluminum and all) or can jb weld do the job for a while? Proper application?:usflag::usflag::usflag::usflag: Any little advice apreciated. I also have a line on a good cheap used simalar kawi,so a temp fix might be ok.
  2. JRS Landscaping

    JRS Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 817

    jb weld would be fine i took a chunk of alum out of a dirtbike casing from a chain falling off . jb weld let dry and its fine. btw that happend about 4 years ago its still ridden today

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