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thanks for the input, the only reason I thought about welding the pulley is that some replacements come with a solid pulley.
The pulley does not bolt on, the centre seems to be pressed on and then the roller bearing clutch part must be fitted and peined over.
It might seems like a cheapskate thing to do, but the alternator charges very well and there is no noise from the bearings, and I cannot see the difference between this option and fitting one with a solid pulley. And a saving of around 150 quid when your skint is quite alot.
And if the weld takes properly then it would be as strong as bolt on one anyway. The pulley has not failed yet, and I am not using the vehicle untill I carry out some kind of repair.
best of luck all.
Currently in murchin's garage:
too many cars....
Last edited by murchin; 23rd July 2007 at 02:18 PM.