Engine Question


Old 10-11-02, 09:28 AM
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cracked crankcase coveer

I have a Briggs & Stratton 8HP engine (mod. 190432, type 5163) that has some small cracks on the bottom of the crankcase cover and leaks oil. The cover is non-magnetic and probably aluminum or some alloy. Short of buying a new cover, are there any suggestions for repairing these cracks?
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Old 10-11-02, 02:31 PM
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It can be welded or try JB weld (metal glue). I used the Locktit version of JB to glue a fin on a flywheel back on. It works!
Old 10-11-02, 07:45 PM
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Hello zio!

I would suggest replacing it, but a welding or machine shop should be able to weld it. Welding it might cause a little warpage though, so be careful to check that everything fits correctly when re-installing it. JB weld might work in this application as well. I would definitely not use any glue to hold a fin on a flywheel though. At 3000 rpm, I don't trust any glue.
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