How to repair a crack in case oil leak

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How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by Hardtail » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:39 am

Seems I have a small oil leak, started taking pictures after I degreased it and found this crack,
Question is, can this be fixed, welded, or should it be just excepted and left as is?.
The crack is between the ring gear and the motor attach point, the picture is taken standing at the prop looking up at the
bottom.
Will this get worse?
Any help or ideas, what could have caused this?
Thanks
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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by John Fenner » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:51 pm

Pan out and take a couple more pics so I can see what you are referring to
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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by jeepinocala1111 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:01 pm

Aluminum or cast iron?

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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by Hardtail » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:11 pm

Did the magnet test and it is Aluminum, also I think I'll pull the prop off this weekend and get a look behind the ring gear to see where the oil is dripping from,
The bolts are in bad shape too, I think it time to replace the rubber on the engine mounts too, Thanks for looking...

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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by jeepinocala1111 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:22 pm

Hardtail wrote:Did the magnet test and it is Aluminum, also I think I'll pull the prop off this weekend and get a look behind the ring gear to see where the oil is dripping from,
The bolts are in bad shape too, I think it time to replace the rubber on the engine mounts too, Thanks for looking...
What year, make, and model is that engine? Do you intend to pull it apart in order to fix it correctly? There are several ways to fix it but really one way to fix it right.

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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by dusty burch » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:04 pm

I can fix your oil leak give me a call probably going to split the case to do it right 352-258-4910 Dusty

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Post by air-roberts » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:59 am

yea if you split case then you can tig it with no prob
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Post by MYDIXIEWRECKED » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:56 pm

Been there, Done that. Definitely can be done.
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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by Begather » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:09 am

Hardtail wrote:Seems I have a small oil leak, started taking pictures after I degreased it and found this crack,
Question is, can this be fixed, welded, or should it be just excepted and left as is?.
The crack is between the ring gear and the motor attach point, the picture is taken standing at the prop looking up at the
bottom.
Will this get worse?
Any help or ideas, what could have caused this?
Thanks
What is the current condition of your oil leak?
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Re: How to repair a crack in case oil leak

Post by Hardtail » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:04 am

I changed the bolts in the engine support by the starter, the one closest to the prop seemed not to tighten so I put some Teflon tape on the threads and got it to tighten, and now no leak, the picture I took looked like a crack at that angle, when I pulled off the prop, I cleaned the oil off and that line is a contour in the case.
Thanks for the help,

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