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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-03-2002, 05:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Safety concern?

I found a 1 3/4" long crack in my engine crossmember this morning. It starts near the motor mount and follows a gradual bend up to the flat part on top of the x-member.

Should I be worried about this now?? Or do you think it will be good for another month or so when I'm back home?

I can fix it by grinding out the crack, or drilling a hole at the end of the crack and welding it back up right??

Thanks for any info, If i can get a digicam I'll snap a pic.
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Re: Safety concern?

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<font color=green>It will probably be OK for a little while, just keep an eye on it. If it starts spreading much, then get it fixed. Repair it by grinding a V into the crack, drill a hole at the end of the crack and lay a good bead of weld into the V.
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