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richie30
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Heat Exchanger Brackets

Has anyone had their Heat Exchanger  break loose from the two brackerts that hold it?
Any easy fix to resecure it? Should I just replace it?

Thanks

Rich
 

Rich

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Richard & Joan Bain
PAZZO Hull#1670
1997 Catalina 36 MK11
Bayfield, Ontario

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Haro
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Yes, Remove the heat exchanger, take it to radiator shop and have it rewelded to it. Install new rubber mat between the heat exchanger and the engine then reattach. Do this as soon as possible to avoid holes in the heat exchanger.
I did this last year

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I had this happen too and I ended up with a leak in the heat exchanger which resulted in a new heat exchanger. In the course of this change, its obvious this was discovered to be a weak point because the new exchangers come with what I would call pipe holders that wrap around the exchanger and then bolt to the block; they are not "welded" to the exchanger itself.

I now almost nothing about welding but I'm pretty sure the exchaanger is not steel so it is not welded; I believe its bronze or brass and needs to be "brazed????" or something like that. If you go the new exchanger route the hanger meets with two tabs to be bolted to the engine so you need a longer bolt.

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HelenRita 2072 Mk II
2002 Tall Rig - Winged Keel
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