Repair welding of a Porsche engine housing

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Welding and repairing cast aluminum engine housings from Porsche

“Welding cast aluminum Porsche engine housings is our everyday work. We do this almost every day and have been doing it for 11 years now. In other words, cast aluminum engine housings can be repaired and welded very well. We also do this regularly for the manufacturer Porsche. There are usually two differences in the housing alloys. One is the conventional cast aluminum as we know it. And there is also an aluminum-magnesium alloy. And with both, unfortunately, there are still myths that many outside think that it doesn’t work. But these engine housings from Porsche can be repaired very well. Always with a few compromises, of course. Of course, you have to look closely at what is defective on the housing. What needs to be repaired? Do you need machine post-processing afterwards or is it all done by hand? But as I said, cast aluminum motor housings are weldable anyway. And magnesium alloys, which many people think are not feasible, work very well. This requires a certain amount of experience and, of course, the right filler material, which we also offer in our store. If you can do this yourself, you can of course repair it yourself. But of course we are also happy to help you repair your Porsche engine housing.

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First and foremost, it is important to prepare motor housings correctly, regardless of whether they are made of magnesium or cast aluminum alloy. The motor housing must be very clean. The crack or the damage – here, of course, it depends on what kind of damage it is – let’s assume a crack, must be milled open properly and welded on both sides in the best possible way. For this, of course, we need the right filler material, either for the magnesium alloy or for the aluminum casting. We have both available and it is also available in our store if you want to make the whole thing yourself. In addition, as already mentioned, cleaning before and during welding is extremely important. Over the past 11 years, we have gained a lot of experience in how we approach the whole thing. A special setting of the welding machine is also important with regard to the number of hearts and the cleaning effect. We have also often had very good experiences with the helium-argon mixture shielding gas. This is another game changer – if a component is heavily contaminated, it still works extremely well. As you can see, we have already tried out a lot and have been able to repair and weld many Porsche engine housings. Of course, there is always something new, but we enjoy the challenges and of course we try to make it possible for you and your classic car or vehicle in general to be repaired so that a project like a classic car can always be optimally restored. If you want to see more about it, be sure to check out our YouTube channel. We’ve already made a few videos about it there.”

What to do if the engine of a Porsche goes on strike or is broken?

If the body of a Porsche needs to be repaired or welded, it is important that the work is carried out by qualified professionals. Here are some steps to consider when repairing a Porsche body:

  1. Consult a specialist: Visit an authorized Porsche dealer or a specialist workshop that has experience in repairing Porsche vehicles. An expert can assess the damage and show you the best repair options.

  2. Examination of the damage: The specialist will assess the extent of the damage to the housing. Depending on the type and extent of the damage, different repair methods may be required.

  3. Welding techniques: Various welding techniques can be used when repairing an enclosure, depending on the material of the enclosure. Porsche vehicles often use aluminum or steel. It is important that the specialist has the know-how and experience with the appropriate welding techniques for the material in question.

  4. Quality control: After repairing or welding the housing, quality assurance measures should be taken. This includes a thorough inspection of the weld to ensure that it is correct and stable, as well as testing to ensure that structural integrity has been restored.

It is important to note that repairing a body, especially on high-end vehicles such as Porsche, is a complex task and requires specific expertise. It is recommended that the repair be carried out by a qualified Porsche expert or an authorized workshop to ensure that the work is carried out properly and in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications.

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We can secure the trust you place in us with an order by giving you a varied insight into our company. We have a media presence that lets you take a look behind the scenes. You can find videos / photos and reports on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and you can also listen to our podcast.

Does the aluminum tank have a leak? Whether it’s a crack in the tank or a leak – I’ll locate it and weld the classic car tank. Then check for leaks in the test. Are any other aluminum parts broken and in need of repair? Various welding techniques enable the restoration of major and minor damage to aluminum vehicle parts.

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Does the aluminum tank have a leak? Whether it’s a crack in the tank or a leak – I’ll locate it and weld the classic car tank. Then check for leaks in the test. Are any other aluminum parts broken and in need of repair? Various welding techniques enable the restoration of major and minor damage to aluminum vehicle parts.

Get to know me and my working methods so that you can see the quality and tidiness for yourself. Screwdrivers and tinkerers can learn valuable things here and of course it never gets boring. Become part of the community!

… and enjoy tinkering with the old machines! Get your parts delivered reliably and never again have trouble with aluminum parts that need repair! We will be happy to help you with welding technology and find a solution for your classic car collector’s items. To be able to reinstall them in their original condition. Cast aluminum, stainless steel & steel welding. We are specialized in this field and have years of experience to help and advise you.

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The classic car market has a lot to offer and we are keen to support your project. The wide range of classic cars are always exciting projects that we like to have on our welding table.

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