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Old 03-03-2007, 06:57 AM   #1
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so ya ... i was helping my friend change out his clutch on his S2000, and managed to crack the bellhousing on the transmission. The ****** was stuck on a dowel pin near the top. Theres a used tranny 20 miles away for $750 ...

I feel totally responsible because im the guy who supposedly sorta knows what he is doing and my buddy doesnt know anything about working on cars. What a humbling ******* night. oh ya 7 hours of work and the tranny is still sitting on a jack and my buddy doesnt know that the bell housing cracked, didnt have the heart to say it.

Worst feeling in the world when you **** up somebodys car, I knew better than to keep prying ...
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that is why i have whoever owns the car do any prying etc if they breack it you dont feel responsible remember as the person who knows what they are doing you should be pointing your finger and helping with minor arangements so the next time you do the job both of you know what you are doing. Just my 2 cents. how bad is the bell housing cracked? is it salvagable, fully warped? detials man maybe you aren't up **** creek yet.
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Old 03-03-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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Wow that sucks. Now you got me scared of doing the transmision on my friends S2k. We will be doing it probally mid summer. Now I know not to pry on anything.
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yeah i hate working on other peoples cars, one reason not to become a tech
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Find a good heli-arc welder and fix it!
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Old 03-03-2007, 12:57 PM   #6
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The crack is circular i outlined where the crack developed around a siezed stud

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Old 03-03-2007, 01:35 PM   #7
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this thread reminds me, I chould change vash to :rican:
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Old 03-03-2007, 02:34 PM   #8
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man no biggie
just jb weld it!!!
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this thread reminds me, I chould change vash to :rican:
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weld it
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welding it would be the the cheapest option but what does your friend say bout it...Telling him now would beat him finding out down the road...it sounds lame but honesty is the best policy.
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dude that doesn't seem like it would be that bad it isnt a structural or sealing part
just put it together agian
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Get it welded. Bring it to a machine fab shop, im sure someone would be willing to do it on their lunch for cash.
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That sucks man. I know how you feel. When I was 16, I was helping my buddy change his breaks on his Integra and didnt realize I had put the jack stand under his floorboard. So, as I'm shure you guessed, when I let the jack down, the jack stand went right through the ******* car. I tried playing it off like nothing had happened which lasted a whole 10seconds. Luckly for me my dad pulled in driveway comming home from work and lucky for me he had a welder. Problem got fixed and everything was all good. Except now I get nervious whenever I put a jackstand under my or anyone elses car.
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I've put an MG transmission back together with JB Weld. It held until the new owner ran it into a light poll.

It looks like the bell housing is replacable. If welding is not possible I would try getting just that part.
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yea, just weld or replace the bellhousing
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I'd ignore it. It'll hold.
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you can't tig that ****?
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yeah, just weld or rplace the bellhousing.... no biggie!
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I've put an MG transmission back together with JB Weld. It held until the new owner ran it into a light poll.
probably stronger than the one fron Abington
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