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******!cracked sump!

tonya4 Oct 7, 2012

  1. tonya4

    tonya4 TDi Powerrrr

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    while changing my front arb i noticed a small crack in the sump,about 1/4 inch long.Is there anything I can use for a temp repair?Am thinking something like jb weld?
    thanks in advance
    tony
     
  2. PAULF

    PAULF Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I've fixed a cracked/holed (aluminium)sump by riveting an aluminium plate onto it, using plenty of two part rubberised sealant between them.

    If it's a small crack, file a small groove along the crack to give your filler material some purchase, and fill it with your JB weld or similar.

    It'll be fine for a long while!
     
  3. tonya4

    tonya4 TDi Powerrrr

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    cheers for the reply mate,am gonna get some stuff in a bit,and some fresh oil.
    tony
     
  4. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Chemical metal and apply over the crack and about an inch around the crack to patch it over.
     
  5. tonya4

    tonya4 TDi Powerrrr

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    all fixed now,JB weld and new oil,so all good!
    thanks for the help
    tony
     
  6. B5 BIKER

    B5 BIKER Member

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    Can this JB weld be used on the outside of the sump or do I still have to take it off
     
  7. Paradox1

    Paradox1 Well-Known Member

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    Cant see why not
     
  8. tonya4

    tonya4 TDi Powerrrr

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    I didn't take mine off,just cleaned it up with a wire brush,then p80 paper,then cleaned any dirt off with thinners.

    tony
     
  9. B5 BIKER

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    Cheers lads:applaus:
    maillot give it a go and see
     

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