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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:19 pm 
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just wondering what precaustions are needed when welding stuff onto a car.
do i need to disconnect the battery or anything along those lines
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:23 pm 
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Guess it depends were your welding. i.e. I wouldn't weld directly onto the petrol tank while it's got petrol in it. But exhaust shops don't seem to worry about anything when they go at it!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:33 pm 
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Personally, I would disconnect the battery if I was doing any welding on a car, be it at home, panel beaters, or exhaust shop.

If it saves cooking off an ECU, BEM, etc from an electrical spike, then the 5 mins to unhook it is worth it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 1:59 am 
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well if he is oxy welding no need to dc the battery
only if using mig or arc welder

actually i rephrase any elctric welding dc the battery

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:38 pm 
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Yep any welding for sure disconnect the battery and also disconnect the ECU, i would do both dont take any chances mate

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Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:08 pm 
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thanks common sense was telling me to disconnect but thought i would see if it was needed
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