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derek2079
08-20-2007, 12:16 PM
I am installing my map on my ebay fmic kit and i have driven around and been sol on finding someone that can weld aluminum. What kind of shop do i need to go to have aluminum welded?

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kjgarreau
08-20-2007, 12:22 PM
Call a machine shop. Ask them if they have a tig and can weld aluminum. It'll probably run you $30-$40.

Don Supreme
08-20-2007, 12:44 PM
Yeah, not everyone can weld aluminium. The other thing is they will probably want to charge you an arm and a leg to weld on a simple stupid flange.

Poopie
08-20-2007, 01:26 PM
call around to local performance and fabrications shop. A shop quoted me 100 bucks. After some searching around, I found an import shop that did a lot of DSM cars and Intercoolers to fix the crack in my FMIC. Only costed $50.

AnthraciteA4
08-20-2007, 02:23 PM
Pretty much any shop that calls them selves a "welder" should be able to do aluminum. Alot of performance shops will charge you an arm and a leg, especially if they know its for an Audi. I'd stick with machine shops and welders. Open your local phone book to the W's and see what you come up with. If you don't find anything, usually any welding supply shops can point you in the direction of a good welder.

derek2079
08-20-2007, 03:34 PM
What about skipping the weld and using some kind of sealant. Any sealants would be able to handle it, if so what one would you recommend?

Matt@JHM
08-20-2007, 04:12 PM
What about skipping the weld and using some kind of sealant. Any sealants would be able to handle it, if so what one would you recommend?

Just do it right the first time. Get it welded up and you won't run into troubles down the road.

Don Supreme
08-20-2007, 04:36 PM
What about skipping the weld and using some kind of sealant. Any sealants would be able to handle it, if so what one would you recommend?

Most sealants would give way to 20 pounds of boost. Plus to fear of some of it falling into engine when it eventually fails.