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MAF hole repair?


deusamo
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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074812 posted 07/07/12 03:35 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
So I just bought an intake and 2g MAF. The guy I bought them from just tossed them in a box and sent them out. Apparently in transit one of the vacuum fittings on the intake punched a dime sized hole in the maf. Any ideas on fixing it? It obviously doesn't have to hold pressure, just has to not leak air. I was thinking maybe getting some abs plastic and molding it and melting it to it. I've seen it done with car audio stuff, but I've never done it myself. Thoughts?




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074814 posted 07/07/12 03:52 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
My thought would be to get your money back from the shipper! If that doesn't work I would not put anything in to fill the hole that can and will be pulled into the intake. I would use a thin aluminum strip of metal held in with some epoxy or good adhesive!

Try the guy you purchased it from first......



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074816 posted 07/07/12 04:01 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Yeah, it took forever for him to ship it in the first place. And he doesn't answer pms at all. I'm fine with not battling him. It'd be different if he shipped it broken. This was just a mistake.

I'm not intending on putting anything in the hole (there's a joke waiting there, I'm sure). I figure I could just cut some abs plastic to 2"x2", heat it so it bends to the contour of the MAF, then use some chemical weld to hold it in place. It seems like it should work. I can't think of any issues. I just didn't know if anyone else had a similar issue, or a different solution.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074831 posted 07/07/12 05:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I'd try to get it matched inside as well as possible, being that close to the electrical element could cause turbulence and/or flow variance which will make tuning a biotch.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074834 posted 07/07/12 06:00 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Use a piece off duct tape stuck to the inside, then use JBWeld and fill the hole from the outside leaving plenty of overlap to really give it something to hold on to. Let cure and remove tape. Sand smooth on the inside to contour the round inside diameter. Leave the outside overlapped to give more strength.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074867 posted 07/07/12 10:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
^^^^ That is a seriously good technique. No chance of getting sucked in when you put on enough overlap on the outside.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1074873 posted 07/07/12 10:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
I have a ton of these things out in the shop. Honestly I would just grab another one to be safe. Not trying to make a sale here, just wouldn't want my engine to fail from ingesting a tiny bit of plastic/jb weld. Probably won't happen but then again it could. PM me if you want one, I'll hook you up.



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