Can you weld a vw assembled engine case/block

Asked by Aug 04, 2017 at 03:42 PM about the 1976 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

3 Answers


I am sure some have tried but I would replace the cracked case.


I doubt it is possible to repair a case successfully but to even have a chance of the repair working you would have to disassemble the engine, grind out the crack and do a full depth weld. Welding a bead over the crack is 100% doomed to fail.


It depends on where the crack is and the expertise of the welder and the quality of his equipment. Take it to a welding specialist and he should be able to determine if or not it can be done.

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