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So, Elaine says to me, "Is there meant to be that much oil on the drive ?". Judging by the number of seagulls and seals struggling in the goop, I have to admit, that there may have been a minor spillage...

A quick investigation shows that there is a crack in the drop gear casing, this is not a good thing, so engine out to investigate (ta Neil).

After cleaning the casing the crack looks pretty nasty, but luckily it does not cross the mounting flange, or beading holder.

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So, with some suitable string & gas in the MIG, it was time to learn to weld aluminium. OK, the results are not very pretty (understatement), but should grind back pretty easily!

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Quick leak test. Cover board with flour, then fill the cover with nice thin paraffin. Any leaks should show easily on the flour. An hour later and no drips will do for me !

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After suitable grinding and refitting the engine (ta again Neil), the repair seems to be oil tight :-)

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