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Old 13th April 2012
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Default XL883 2005 engine are they using aluminum for the buttom case? crack on the buttom

I just got XL883 engine at the buttom of it an oil leaking , so i checked up on it and there has been a weld job from previous owner... and i guess not good enough to keep the oil from leaking... so now i want to weld it, is the new sportster buttom case using an aluminum case or steel material?
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It is Aluminum.
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That does not look like welding to me. Looks like someone put some JB Weld or
some type of epoxy on there for a quick fix. If I'm seeing it right, it's on the seam where
the 2 halves of the cases meet.
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That does not look like welding to me. Looks like someone put some JB Weld or
some type of epoxy on there for a quick fix. If I'm seeing it right, it's on the seam where
the 2 halves of the cases meet.
Yep.....that's not weld. lil Joe is right........an attempt to patch....not fix is what THAT was/is.

Depending on how bad the crack/leak is.......I'd be more inclined to clean and degrease it thoroughly.....and try some silicone sealant!
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I've had some success doing what BWP describes on crankcase half leaks, but let me add one step ... hook your mightyvac up to the breathers and pull some vacuum to pull the silicone into the leak.
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I've had some success doing what BWP describes on crankcase half leaks, but let me add one step ... hook your mightyvac up to the breathers and pull some vacuum to pull the silicone into the leak.
Great tip Aaron, thanks for passing that one along.
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The "weld" job underneath looks like JB Weld....
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You don't want to weld the cases at the seam, if you ever need to split the cases it will make it impossable.

Try the silicone
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