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Old 07-26-2018, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Cracked transmission bellhousing, how to fix?

So, I cracked the bellhousing on the Insight as I reassembled it. I was inspecting the transmission before putting it in today and found this.

I must say I'm tempted to slap some JB weld in it and call it a day. However, taking it all apart and brazing it would be a much better solution. Any thoughts?


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Old 07-26-2018, 06:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bummer! Nonetheless, the more durable solution is the better solution. You'll regret it if the JB Weld repair cracks, leaks, and damages the transmission.
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Old 07-27-2018, 06:25 AM   #3 (permalink)
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They certainly didn't waste any weight with unnecessary extra metal, did they?
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That carries the countershaft, I'm guessing? Shimmed wrong? Whatever the reason, I'd think oyu'd want to take it apart and figure out why it happened...and not mess around with a half-ass fix for something important.
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I wouldn't bother trying to weld it.
Welding die cast aluminum is a crap shoot.
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Worst case, I'll have a spare transmission here in about 2 months.
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