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    Crankcase Cracked

    Hey everybody. Ran into an issue today with my 2013.4 Wildcat 1000 LTD. I had to change out my oil cooler hose on the passenger side and noticed that the barbed fitting that screws into my crankcase was loose. So i took it out and cleaned it off and went to screw it back in and it it cracked the housing you screw it into. So I think my only option is to replace the crankcase right? If its not one thing with this machine, its another. Second question is how hard is it to replace one? Anyone have one for sale if thats my only option? Thanks in advance!

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    Here is a picture of where its cracked.
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    If you have a really good dealer they might be able to talk AC / Text Ron out of one for you, as cracked cases are more common than you think..
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    Is that area weldable?

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    Thanks Black Cat. Didnt know it was that common. Motorsports of Dayton, whose one of the supporting vendors on here, is the closest dealer to me so i can talk with them and see if they would help me out.

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    Missiondude, im not sure its weldable or not. I was kinda thinking along the line of having it welded to but i would have to check with a buddy of mine and see if it would be. The cracked part is where the threads are for the fitting so im not sure. Thanks for your response.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BDB59 View Post
    Missiondude, im not sure its weldable or not. I was kinda thinking along the line of having it welded to but i would have to check with a buddy of mine and see if it would be. The cracked part is where the threads are for the fitting so im not sure. Thanks for your response.
    I had something similar happen on a 1969 Datsun Roadster. Had the threads and hole ground out, TIG welded in new aluminum, drilled new hole and tapped the threads. Was way cheaper than trying to find a new head for the car. If you get a cheap case, that would be better, but I think welding would work fine if done correctly.

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    Do you guys think if I JB welded it from the outside that it would be plenty strong enough to hold?
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    Probably long enough to get you two days walking distance from camp before it sprung a leak and caused a fire..
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    I decided that I am going to just replace the crankcase. Just wanted to see if anyone had any words of wisdom for tackling this and see if theres any special tools that will help make this a smooth process. Already have the adult beverages on ice.

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    It hard to tell by the picture, welding aluminum is very forgiving on seals, mission is right.


 

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