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Old 05-12-2011
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Welding by the engine

Im doing a cat delete today. Im putting in a strait pipe where the cat was. Is it safe to weld that close to the engine? I will be using a electric wire feed welder.
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Yes just make sure that the fuel lines aren't near by .
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Some say to ground the Welder close to the point being welded; causes less hassles with computers.
Maybe disconnect the ground cable from the battery.
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Make sure you ground directly to the piece you're welding , and close.
Disconnect the battery ground.
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Old 05-13-2011
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i put a ply wood up to protect my fuel lines and gas tank when i did a cat delete on my old ranger, just make sure you don't need that for state safety / visual inspection. have fun, min was a ***** to get the welder all the way around my back and neck were sore for week after that day of exhaust welding yooga
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