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Old 03-10-2012, 11:42 PM   #1
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Can this be TIG welded?

Long story short..aluminum Brembo Caliper was milled a tad to much. Can it be salvaged? Mig welded?
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:45 PM   #2
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U can see the hairline crack inside the piston area...
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Bring it up and let me see what I can do with it.
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The worst that could happen is it would leak, leading to a loss of control. That could cause you to crash into a light pole.
Hitting the pole could cause a short circuit in the wiring, which could trip certain protective devices that would knock the local electrical sub-station offline. This could have the effect of causing a cascading failure of the electrical grid (like what happened in New York a few years ago).
Because the electric companies have had to cut corners due to Obama's spending, improper maintainance of key components of the grid could allow them to fail under the strain, causing a nationwide power failure.
The resulting power surges could possibly force voltage spikes to certain government facilities and woosh... off go the nukes.



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You trying to save a few bucks cause you over machined a brake caliper just might cause the end of the world.





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The worst that could happen is it would leak, leading to a loss of control. That could cause you to crash into a light pole.
Hitting the pole could cause a short circuit in the wiring, which could trip certain protective devices that would knock the local electrical sub-station offline. This could have the effect of causing a cascading failure of the electrical grid (like what happened in New York a few years ago).
Because the electric companies have had to cut corners due to Obama's spending, improper maintainance of key components of the grid could allow them to fail under the strain, causing a nationwide power failure.
The resulting power surges could possibly force voltage spikes to certain government facilities and woosh... off go the nukes.



So ya see?
You trying to save a few bucks cause you over machined a brake caliper just might cause the end of the world.





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This dude made it sound mighty corny but he's right dont put it back on .
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I was going for cheesy but corny will do.
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personally, I would not. it's broken through in those areas, but the whole backside is now overly thin. I wouldn't trust it to hold the pressure when you really need it
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You could use it for a fishing weight
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personally, I would not. it's broken through in those areas, but the whole backside is now overly thin. I wouldn't trust it to hold the pressure when you really need it
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I have one that is probably easier to fix and you can have it. It only was used for about 50 miles so it's basically a new caliper. It came off of my Husky. The brake line was torn out which damaged the threads. You could probably weld and retap it and it would work. Would definitely be easier to fix than that one. I think.


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I have one that is probably easier to fix and you can have it. It only was used for about 50 miles so it's basically a new caliper. It came off of my Husky. The brake line was torn out which damaged the threads. You could probably weld and retap it and it would work. Would definitely be easier to fix than that one. I think.


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Actually if it's the same one all I need is the back part of the caliper!! It splits apart I forgot you had that one....
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Enjoy! That dizzer will have some serious binders now.
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Bling bling BEEECHEZ!!!
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I have one that is probably easier to fix and you can have it. It only was used for about 50 miles so it's basically a new caliper. It came off of my Husky. The brake line was torn out which damaged the threads. You could probably weld and retap it and it would work. Would definitely be easier to fix than that one. I think.


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How did the line tear off if you dont mind me asking?
When he had it shipped...
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