Anyone ever welded a spring back together? I have a hydraulic pump from a Gilson/MW that the neutral return spring is broken. I haven't taken it apart as yet but here is a parts page for it.
My plan is to weld it back together and smooth the weld some. Then stick it in the coals in the wood burner till it's red hot or more. Drop it into some used motor oil to cool. Then stick it back in and heat not as hot and let it cool on it's own. Hopefully this will temper it so it won't break again.
Does this sound like a good plan?