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dross03focus 12-17-2012 03:14 PM

Is this something to worry about?
 
I just bought an 04 SVT 3 door. It runs great, I climbed under it today to fix the notorious cat bracket and saw this:

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...0F16A12F01.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c9...0F2327FCBE.jpg

1turbofocus 12-17-2012 08:18 PM

Wont hurt a thing

Tom

Dads03SVT 12-18-2012 10:59 AM

Man that took a hit....

Yeah won't hurt i guess unless water get's inside??

I'd JB weld it or some kinda epoxy it closed.

2wheeladict 12-18-2012 03:12 PM

It will absolutely cause problems if you run through high water or somehow get oil, mud, or water in there and it gets on the clutch disk.

1turbofocus 12-18-2012 03:18 PM

I worry more about the water/antifreeze marks running down it then anything

dont know how he would get oil in there but water in there wont hurt a thing , they didnt start closed bell housings till the early 80, also wouldnt hurt to cut a soda can to that size then silicone it on there

Tom

dross03focus 12-18-2012 09:22 PM

Thanks for the tips, I'm off Friday I will do the pop can idea just to be safe.

BTW damn my signature is old, time to update, its atleast 3 years old.

emsvitil 12-18-2012 10:25 PM

Duct Tape......


[neener]

sleepyboy 12-18-2012 10:29 PM

Yup won't hurt anything, as long as the part of the case that holds fluid isn't damaged then it would be fine. I would have ran a crack bell hosing on my SVT from a exploded clutch if it didn't punch a hole with the diff was at. Like Tom said it wouldn't hurt to silicon a piece of a can there though.

emsvitil 12-18-2012 10:58 PM

Examine the hole for any cracks propagating from the hole.

If there are any cracks, just drill a hole at the end of the crack so the crack can't get any longer.

vroom4 12-19-2012 01:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emsvitil (Post 4504629)
Examine the hole for any cracks propagating from the hole.

If there are any cracks, just drill a hole at the end of the crack so the crack can't get any longer.

Someone paid attention in their materials class! [headbang]


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