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    Can this be repaired with welding??

    On my 96 R850R (that sidewiped a car) the valve cover was broken and 2 of the threaded posts are damaged...also i just noticed a crack in another part (sorry i dont know the name

    also you will see that i have 2 valve stems that are slightly out of the "cup"

    the crack is hairline but its all the way through

    someone i know suggested using helicoil for the broken posts...the is some complete threads left but i am not sure if its enough

    i am hoping i can get all this welded for a few bucks

    i am also hoping if i put the bolt in whats left of the threads he can rebuild the aluminium around the bolt and it wont stick and i can just unthread the bolt and have a new post....HOPING!!

    if i need to replace that cracked part what is the name of it?

    what kind of work am i in for replacing that part?

    suggestions??? money IS an object right now
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    I cant answer your question (sorry) but consider beemerboneyard.com if you decide to replace it.

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    My experience with these types of cracks is that you probably should just replace it with a used one. Collision is about the only reason these get replaced, they wear forwver, so they should not be too expensive. Cost wise..I think you will be ahead. Good welders don't come cheap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by x2nobody View Post
    someone i know suggested using helicoil for the broken posts...the is some complete threads left but i am not sure if its enough
    Helicoils are meant for replacing stripped out threads. You have to drill out a larger hole, then insert the helicoil - you have nothing left to insert a helicoil into. You will need to replace the cylinder head. As suggested... try the Beemerboneyard.
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    camshaft support bracket, 200 bucks or so, i'd have to agree that you should probably just consider a new head. used it should be right around that.


    and keep checking here. lots of left side items right now, maybe the right side is the more "popular" accident side on these boxers

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    I own a welding business and recommend just replacing it. It could be welded but with the damage shown you would be ahead to just replace it The welding would cost close to the same as replacing it but the replacement would be the best option by far.

    Chuck

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    thx everybody...appreciated

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    Sent you a PM, we may have a head for you assuming it is a right side you need. Call me at 973 775-3495 or email at customerservice@beemerboneyard.com . Heading to the rally Tuesday so contact me Thursaday or Friday and we can probably get it out to you before we leave. Hope we can help you out.
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    won't your insurance cover it?

    JON

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkCloud View Post
    won't your insurance cover it?

    JON
    no...i just got this from a towing yard as a fixer

    sigh...i just noticed more cracks on the whole right side

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