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Jb Weld

Discussion in 'Quitters' Club' started by Twin2, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Nov 2, 2018
    Twin2

    Twin2 wasn't me Sponsor

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    had a whistling noise in the new/used jeep renegade I bought a few months ago
    you could really hear it when you were taking off . took it to dealer shortly after I bought it . they said nothing wrong with it . normal they said :steamed:
    long story short I had a young kid look at it . he's one of those tuner guys . you know the import crowd with the hopped up cars . he told me . just by riding in it . sounded like a turbo leak :confused: . now this car is a 2015 with 15K miles on it . so he said to start by removing air inlet hose off of turbo . and spin turbo by hand .
    just to eliminate any issue with turbo . just my luck you had to remove the air filter upper housing to remove hose . well you also had to remove the engine cover too . no big deal . I wanted to see under it anyway
    IT turned out . when the dealer serviced this car before it was put on lot , when the mechanic changed out the air filter he broke a hose nipple . that hose that was open now . went all the way back to the big hose from intercooler to intake , so this is where the whistling was coming from .
    checked online line for a new top . 170 dollars for the complete housing :shock:

    so off to auto parts store for some JB Weld . 24 hours later . as we say watching paint dry . it's fixed
    picture of engine with cover off
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    air filter repair
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    I am clueless about these new cars . no more noise (y)
     
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  2. Nov 2, 2018
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    Maybe the dealer meant their mechanics normally damage what they "work" on?
     
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  3. Nov 2, 2018
    Focker

    Focker Ran when parked... Runs while moving. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Great work! :bananatool:
     
  4. Nov 2, 2018
    FinoCJ

    FinoCJ 1970 CJ5 Staff Member Sponsor

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    Am I seeing that correctly - I didn't realize the engine was mounted sideways (transverse i believe its called?) on those Renegades?
     
  5. Nov 2, 2018
    heavychevy

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    X2 on transverse engine. My first view too..!
     
  6. Nov 3, 2018
    garage gnome

    garage gnome Rust polisher Sponsor

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    My guess would have been turbo too. I've had that happen where an intercooler hose gets a tear and makes noise. The whistling should have went away when coasting down a hill when no boost was being made.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2018
    heavychevy

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    Love jb weld. Used it even on fuel tanks, it works
     
  8. Nov 4, 2018
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member Sponsor

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    Yup. Transverse. Made in Italy. Gotta cuss at them in italian when you work on them.












    And theres alot of cussing...
    :D
     
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  9. Nov 6, 2018
    Cap-n-Cray

    Cap-n-Cray I want to do this again.. Staff Member Sponsor

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    A friend of mine had an Austin America and it threw a center main bearing cap, only had three main bearings. He replace the main bearing cap with an aluminum one made out of a piece of aluminum. The engine/trans case was repaired with sheet metal screwed on to cover the hole and then JB weld over the metal to seal it from leaking...

    It was still running last I heard...
     
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  10. Nov 6, 2018
    ITLKSEZ

    ITLKSEZ Volvophilic

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    A rock punched a hole in my dirt bike's clutch cover around 8 years ago. I limped it back to the car, and I threw some JB Weld on it when I got home. Haven't touched it since.
     
  11. Nov 6, 2018
    sterlclan

    sterlclan Member Sponsor

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    20 plus years on the case on the 350 warrior where the chain took it out.
     

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