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Re: [T3] cracked case question

On 2 Mar 2004 at 17:50, Nicholas Schafer wrote:

> First off, I have a 1970 FB w/ a stock FI
> I need some friendly advice...my case is cracked an inch and a half by a
> metal plug that is under extreme pressure.  This plug is next to a cap
> that covers???   I can not remember, sorry.   Does anyone know what I am
> talking about?  Can it be repaired?  Does the case need to be replaced? 
> If I am spending that much money to replace the case do I just replace the
> engine?

There's no plug anywhere that is under "extreme" pressure, but there are 
several plugs which have a bit of pressure behind them. You'll have to give us 
more help before we can give you any in return. 

I get the impression that you really don't know much about this and are just 
trying to repeat what the mechanic has told you. You'll need to tell us where 
on the engine this leak is and what kind of a problem it has created.

In general, oil leaks are almost never a reason to replace a case or an engine. 
I've seen cracked cases that required replacement, and cases cracked where a 
rod tried to go thru it, but never damage from simple oil pressure. I realize 
you never said, "oil pressure" however.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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