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#1 zedbedee

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:41 AM

Hi

 

My zed is still at EH having the new cats fitted, meanwhile, I have asked the service manager to look at the welding on the parts in the pictures attached because it looks to me like there has been some welding repairs carried out at some time and done very badly, it appears to me to be so rough, messy and blobby, which looks very unprofessional and weak.

                             

I was concerned about the integrity of the welds but the service manager states:

 

"There is no weakness there and it has all passed the mot the welding is in our opinion as per factory, the mot tester says the Qashqai he has  mot the welding is the same standard"

 

 

Would you agree with this please.

 

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 11:08 AM

I really wouldn't worry it certainly looks factory to me because it looks like the aluminium has been welded with a mig type welder, not tig as it would be nowadays. :D


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#3 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:41 PM

Unless the car has been written off after an accident, it would take a dealer with specialist knowledge to spot that and point it out in the time dealers to turn them around. And even then they might not.

Yes, it looks untidy, but it also looks serviceable. So I wouldn't worry.

It also reminds me of some of the most stylish, but stripped down, Italian supercars: the sheet metal work is divine, but the welding is a bit agricultural.

I'll have another look under the rear of mine tonight, but, like Daz says, I wouldn't worry too much.
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#4 A Pair Of Flabby Wings

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:41 PM

Snap!  This is more or less identical to your second picture - including the green mark - and the welds are more or less identical, and nothing to worry about.

 

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Posted 14 June 2018 - 07:11 AM

Thank you A Pair Of Fabby Wings for going to so much trouble and taking the picture for comparison.

 

If that is the way they do it, I would agree with your comment regarding the 'agricultural welding'.

 

But the good news is that from the postings the back end of the zed had not been ripped off in a very nasty accident and just badly rewelded back up again which were my suspicions.


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