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#1 cliff h OFFLINE  

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Posted April 29, 2014 - 12:39 PM

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 <colonelcliff@gmail.com>.

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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.        


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Posted April 29, 2014 - 02:56 PM

This sounds like a high stress place on the manifold. Can you do additional bracing on it?

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.