I had to remove my Oberdorfer water
pump and had a corroded bolt and torqued off the bolt head
. In the process of extracting the bolt I fractured the section of the pedestal
receiving the bolt(see picture below).
Is there any way this can be salvaged- welded or some jerry rigged option? I used the engine
much of the summer with just one bolt holding the wate pump in place so I'm not sure that I need a whole lot of holding power here.
Second option- I have an extra 5411 engine
in the basement(long story) but given the incredible corrosion
on the present water
, I'm nervous about getting it off the engine. Again see pictures.
Third option is switching engines but that seems like a real hassle. Thoughts?