cracked engine case

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by doug70767, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. doug70767

    doug70767 New Member

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    I was trying to completley drain the oil out of my bike at my first oil change to get all the factory oil out of it. While doing this I broke the bottom corner off next to the drain plug. I have tried JB Weld and several other two part epoxies. After the first repair I noticed a small leak so that is when I started over and nothing is working. Is there anything I can try or do I just need to bite the bullet and buy a new case?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    If you are referring to the allen head plug under the engine in the case, I would bite the bullet and replace it but don't make the mistake again.
    We just had a post yesterday about the same thing and I advise against removal of that plug. It isn't there to facilitate removal of oil from the engine.

    Possible if you find a good welder, he may be able to help you out.

    Check the self help area before attempting services for any tips.

    Proper Oil Changing Info - Harley Davidson Community
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Oil pans are not to spendy, repairing them HMMMMM cleaning aluminum for welding not fun
     
  4. doug70767

    doug70767 New Member

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    Thanks. I will not make the mistake again.

    Do you know where I can get a replacement case cheaper than through the dealer?
     
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  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  7. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Try sending a PM to Chopper and see if he can help out.

    TQ