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Re: Have it welded. (archive)

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Posted by JamesM on January 14, 2001 at 11:13:11:

In Reply to: Have it welded. posted by Scottie on January 14, 2001 at 01:36:16:

I wrecked a 535i years ago--totalled it. The oil pan had a split in it about 4 inches long, 1/4 inch wide. My welder set up his MIG with aluminum, clamped it together, and welded it shut for $25!! He even ground down the excess bead. The pan works great. The whole drivetrain and brain is now in an 88 533i, so now I have an 83 535i.

That guy selling the $300 pan reminds me of the guy near my area that wanted $250 for a harmonic balancer and $150 for a valve cover. Stay away from guys like this. Even if it is new, $300 is still a ripoff.

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