[A4] Broken intercooler

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Sun Dec 24 17:43:58 EST 2006

JB weld will hold in places and situations that one
without JB weld experience would find unbelievable.

short answer? he should try it and see if it works.
if it doesn't, he's out, uh, six bucks?

On Dec 24, 2006, at 2:32 PM, docwyte at comcast.net wrote:

> I'm quite sure there are plenty of list members and AW members that  
> have their stock intercooler laying around that they'd sell for a  
> trivial amount.  Installation is easy too.
> I'm a dentist, I know about sticking things in holes and getting  
> them to stay.  Unless it's just a crack or up in a corner where you  
> can gain some retention against more than one surface, JB Weld  
> isn't going to hold.
> -------------- Original message --------------
>> Great? Really? Unless you've extensively modified the engine and
>> turbo setup, it's not going to be more than 1 bar. (Factory is
>> limited to .8 bar, right?) Properly done, it'll hold just fine.
>>> Stock intercoolers are plentiful and cheap, it's not worth it.
>> Still more expensive, harder to get and harder to replace, compared
>> to JB Weld. Not all of us have junkyard parts at our disposal. Here
>> in Dallas, that's going to have to be shipped in from out of town --
>> no salvage yards with A4s.
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