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Old 07-28-2009, 11:26 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Worry?

I am on the verge of dropping the bomb on v-bands, THEN I notice this:
WTF?
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #2
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It's a casting flaw on teh CHRA, I doubt its open to any cavity.
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Stick a piece of wire or a paperclip in there to see how far in it goes. If said wire/paperclip comes out with oil on it (worst case scenario), then maybe put vbands on hold lol.

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If said wire/paperclip comes out with oil on it (worst case scenario), then maybe put vbands on hold lol.
There'd be more than a little evidence if that flaw went into a cavity; oil or coolant would be all over the freaking place.
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There'd be more than a little evidence if that flaw went into a cavity; oil or coolant would be all over the freaking place.
Yeah I gotta admit I didn't put a whole lotta thought into that one.

Probably best if people just skip over my posts from now on. Thanks for cleaning up the trash, Brain haha
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Paperclip test: no oil/smear. I think only the drain hex bolts protrude there.
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It's not open. The 3071 I just installed looked exactly like that. Had me concerned too but it doesn't go anywhere
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A little JB Weld and you'll be right as rain.



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It could just be some porosity in the casting. As mentioned, as long as it is not large, or does not leak, then you are OK. I would not even bother with JB weld.
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It doesn't go anywhere, part of the oil drain bolt hole.
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It doesn't go anywhere, part of the oil drain bolt hole.
Exactly. Don't worry at all about it.
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cool, thanks guys.
v-bands it is...
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