Holed diff casing - Quick fix?

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  1. Mattyboi

    Mattyboi Active Member

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    Right, seems i've blown a hole in the diff casing on my volvo 360.

    Now, it looks like someone has liquid metalled the hole over before and i've got somewhere to be on wednesday so it needs fixing asap.

    I'm on the case for a new gearbox and diff combo but just incase that doesnt come off, what could i do?

    The diff works fine and isnt damaged so maybe i could liquid metal it over again? Or if its alloy i could get someone to weld a plate over the hole?

    What do you think? What have you done before?
     
  2. Bolf

    Bolf Resident Nut Job.

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    find out what metal it is , weld it maybe?
     
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    What I'd do:

    Last minute fix if all else fails - liquid metal.

    Cheapest permenant fix - weld it.

    Most pikey fix just using stuff in my garage - Kevlar tape and some epoxy resin.
     
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    If its ally then these work very well Home
     
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    topi KlutchKickKidz

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    I'd try and find somewhere to weld a plate over it bro. Once you've found someone that can ally weld it'll be quick and cheap - and you wont actually have to do anything.
     
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    Radweld!!
     
  8. Mattyboi

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    Cheers for the info guys.

    I think the only reason it came off was because i was jacking on the diff, not knowing the chem metal was there and cracking it so it weaken and fell off.

    I've had the car awhile now and it has held through some streeto and a whole day being raped at brum wheels so i'm going to chem metal it back up properly tomorrow until i can sort another gearbox and diff combo out or find a local welder type person.
     

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