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Old 12-17-2012, 03:14 PM   #1
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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:





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Old 12-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #2
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Wont hurt a thing

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Old 12-18-2012, 10:59 AM   #3
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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.
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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.
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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

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Old 12-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-18-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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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.
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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.
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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!
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