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Took the c900 up to Walter Wong's shop this morning after thinking I had torn through my 3rd slave cylinder this year (due to wet slave and slow leaking underneath it). Well, it wasn't the slave this time...

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Oh my, what a lovely hole you have there. Could this have anything to do with your other mechanic potentially?
Dunno. Drew said this is right above the 5th gear cluster... Keeping in mind that trans was whining in 5th, I'm guessing this came from the inside out. Who knows. This car is getting Palmer'd to the street. Don't even want to think about it for a spell.
 

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Does it upset you that it wasn't a more catastrophic failure? Disregarding any other parts that may have also been killed with it.

I know this sounds bad, but am expecting my trans to go to the scrap pile in heaven under some major circumstances. I'd be kinda bummed if it just somehow got a small hole in the case.
 

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Thats really weird, almost looks like there was some debris kicking around in the clutch area that made that hole. Does the trans still work? If so, brake clean the area around the hole, JB Weld it, and drive it till something really breaks!

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Thats really weird, almost looks like there was some debris kicking around in the clutch area that made that hole. Does the trans still work? If so, brake clean the area around the hole, JB Weld it, and drive it till something really breaks!

Paul
That's exactly what I was thinking.

Didn't Delorean forget about a nut he used to get the failed slave cylinder out of the Notchback. I remember him hearing a noise and finding a hole similar to that.
 

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Thats really weird, almost looks like there was some debris kicking around in the clutch area that made that hole. Does the trans still work? If so, brake clean the area around the hole, JB Weld it, and drive it till something really breaks!

Paul
Yeah Drew said they found a couple small ball bearings down there... not sure where they'd come from?

Trans works fine, and it doesn't whine any more. :) I drove it 70 miles to their shop yesterday and will drive it home today, pending no unforeseen catastrophes. Just a bummer. With this car it's been one thing after another the last 7-8 months.
 

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Thats really weird, almost looks like there was some debris kicking around in the clutch area that made that hole. Does the trans still work? If so, brake clean the area around the hole, JB Weld it, and drive it till something really breaks!

Paul
I concur too. That definitely looks like your flywheel tried to drive some debris through there. The golf-like divot off to the left is tell tale. FORE!!

 

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Didn't Delorean forget about a nut he used to get the failed slave cylinder out of the Notchback. I remember him hearing a noise and finding a hole similar to that.
yes he did.

Yeah Drew said they found a couple small ball bearings down there... not sure where they'd come from?

Trans works fine, and it doesn't whine any more. :) I drove it 70 miles to their shop yesterday and will drive it home today, pending no unforeseen catastrophes. Just a bummer. With this car it's been one thing after another the last 7-8 months.
well if its fine dont worry to much about it, maybe take off the 5th gear cover plate and fish around there with a magnetic pickup to clear any debris, and do a fluid change to be sure you dont have any bits in there. Then just seal it up and pretend like it didnt happen, Delorean's car has had a hole in nearly that same spot for like 20k miles now? No problems yet, at least not with the trans.

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thats really weird, almost looks like there was some debris kicking around in the clutch area that made that hole. Does the trans still work? If so, brake clean the area around the hole, jb weld it, and drive it till something really breaks!

Paul
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well if its fine dont worry to much about it, maybe take off the 5th gear cover plate and fish around there with a magnetic pickup to clear any debris, and do a fluid change to be sure you dont have any bits in there. Then just seal it up and pretend like it didnt happen, Delorean's car has had a hole in nearly that same spot for like 20k miles now? No problems yet, at least not with the trans.

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hole patched, fluid changed, good as new. :rolleyes:

ps, DrewP is a good dude.

(pps, take him your CELs, squeaks, and rattles. they're his favorite things to work on.*) ;)
 

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lol, my mom always used to sing the hole in my bucket song to me when I was a kid to cheer me up. Haven't heard too many people use reference to it in a long time!

Anyways, glad to see it's all better now! :)
 

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Yep, if anything gets into the clutch cover, this is what happens. With mine, after doing a slave cyl replacement the hard way, I forgot to remove a single extraneous nut inside the clutch cover. About a week or so later, there was a ping sound and I had transmission fluid everywhere and a hole in the transmission. A solid JB-weld patch from both sides and a full clean-out of the 5th gear case rectified the issue and there have been no further issues caused by the hole into the 5th gear case.
 
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