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 Post subject: Re: Engine repair GE 44 tonner
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:18 pm 

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Perhaps the Lock-N-Stitch, Inc. method used to repair cracks in a driving wheel hub might also be of use in repairing the cracks in the D17000.

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The companies website mentions designing fixes for flaws in other engines.

http://www.locknstitch.com

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 Post subject: Re: Engine repair GE 44 tonner
PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:02 pm 

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It's been a long time since I considered this repair technique but if I recall correctly it depends on having a certain amount of mass in the cracked area into which it is installed. Some areas of the ehads might....but there are many fairly slender parts of the heads which contain such things as inlet, exhaust and coolant passages which are probably the areas that are cracking due to relative weakness. Maybe some of the guys that have the cracked heads handy can check it out and get better information. It would be nice if this could lengthen the working life of some of them.

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