I've had a Bolens 2102 (G212) tractor for years and it has been great! Unfortunately I broke the exhaust nanifold today. Did this once before in 90's and found a genius welder who fixed it perfectly. The new break is about +/-1/4" away from the last break, so you know he did a good job that first time. I would like to get this one welded again, if someone knows another genius welder. If not, I need to know where to buy a replacement. This tractor only has 1062 hours on it and it works well for me. Sure hope someone has ideas. Thanks in advance!! Please call/text (405-570-2607), or email me <email@example.com>.
Broken Exhaust Manifold
Posted April 29, 2014 - 12:39 PM
- hamman said thank you
Posted April 29, 2014 - 02:13 PM
I would think that being in Oklahoma with the oil boom going on out there you should be able to find a pipe line welder to do a great job. Good luck with it.
Posted April 29, 2014 - 02:56 PM
This sounds like a high stress place on the manifold. Can you do additional bracing on it?
Posted April 29, 2014 - 03:21 PM
Is it cast Iron?? If so use mg250 stick welding electrodes on it, Otherwise I would have to see it. To bad you are so far away or I would jump on it and have it repaired in no time.
Posted April 29, 2014 - 03:22 PM
Welcome to GTT. Someone posted a link to a parts place for the Isekis a while ago. Try a search on this site. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by boyscout862, April 29, 2014 - 03:22 PM.
Posted April 29, 2014 - 03:25 PM
Are you speaking of part of the engine block itself? Oh, I see it is a diesel with a bolt on manifold. I have brazed manifolds on tractors with good results, but it's not easy to do. Nickel welding rods also work decent.
Edited by olcowhand, April 29, 2014 - 06:06 PM.
Posted April 29, 2014 - 05:08 PM
Do you have a stack on that? If so, you may want to look at reducing the height/weight and or adding better bracing. I'm not sure where you would get a new manifold. I think the engines were Iseki in those.