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Old March 24th, 2015, 07:07 PM
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Chip in Bell housing

I just removed the tunnel cover to get it painted and noticed a chip in my bellhousing, I cleaned it off and saw there is actually a hole in it

How bad is it this and how should I go about plugging it?
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Old March 24th, 2015, 07:09 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it. It doesn't provide any actual support. You might want to get some Gorilla Tape or something to keep the dirt out of the clutch area.
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Phew! Hoped for something like that, maybe some type of putty or epoxy maybe?
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I'm thinking JB Weld to the bell housing but don't let it bond to the engine block. Perhaps skim the block with a thin layer of silicone sealant or gasket maker and let it dry good before you JB Weld the rest.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 07:25 PM
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Never seen anything like that before! I wonder what caused it. Agreed with all the advice offered. It doesn't have to hold pressure, or fluid for that matter. Just get it closed up for the sake of keeping crap out. JB it with a membrane is the ticket.

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Never seen anything like that before! I wonder what caused it. Agreed with all the advice offered. It doesn't have to hold pressure, or fluid for that matter. Just get it closed up for the sake of keeping crap out. JB it with a membrane is the ticket.

Hahaha probably the closest thing to my reaction when I noticed this. JB weld sounds good, thanks guys!
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Black silicon sealer will stick to the aluminum if you clean it with lacquer thinner first ad will seal the gap.
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