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Re: [T3] CRACK

You should be  able to tell easily when you clean it up if its rubbing or a

IF its a crack, eather water got in the case and froze or it was really
cooked at some point.  You would find other evidnece of this too.


Keith Park

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Terry Cost" <tcost@austin.rr.com>
To: "Type 3" <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 6:36 PM
Subject: [T3] CRACK

> Howdy all
>     Well, I'm just sick. Finally got up a good head of steam trying to get
> my square roadworthy after sitting all these years, and found that my
> has a big gouge/crack! Right in the oil gallery near the oil cooler above
> the cylinder. You can see it here:
> http://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/index.mv?photo+134696.jpg
> I'm hoping that this can be repaired, any thoughts? I have heard that
> cases can be welded by someone that knows what they are doing. This in
> addition to the fact that my car needs to have the rear body straightened
> has got me really bummed out. I am wondering if it's worth it to keep
> on this car, but I also REALLY want to get going( I've also got those cool
> Porsche mags just waiting in the garage ). I'm out to start tearing it
> now, maybe the local VW shop will have some good news when they see it
> tomorrow. Send words of encouragement!!
> Terry Cost
> 1970 Square "Project Not-Cheap-Anymore Square"
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