C4 Bellhousing Cracks - Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Posts: 316
C4 Bellhousing Cracks

The bellhousing on my C4 transmission has a few old age / stress cracks. They are only visible from inside and are not deep. However, I would like a second opinion regarding whether I should replace it before the cracks get worse. I have added pictures below. On one hand, a brand new one is about $230, which is not cheap. These cracks are not new and there is a chance they won't grow anytime soon. On the other hand, if it breaks while I am driving, there is the potential for costly damage. Plus, now is a convenient time to replace it, since I already have the engine out of the car. Opinions?



SlowFord is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 05:31 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: North Iowa
Posts: 924
Re: C4 Bellhousing Cracks

The crack looks like it's from the starter operation and looks extensive. I'd replace it but that's me.

Iowan
"Obsolete is neat"

Iowan is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-28-2018, 09:09 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 578
Re: C4 Bellhousing Cracks

I wouldn't re install that one the cracks are starting to extend to the complete inside of the bell. It is just a matter of time before it brakes.
MY TWO STANGS is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2018, 05:26 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta Canada
Posts: 388
Garage
Re: C4 Bellhousing Cracks

Hard to tell from the pic, but are you sure that's a crack and not just some casting flash?

If it really is a crack I wouldn't use it.
galaxiex is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2018, 03:35 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 199
Re: C4 Bellhousing Cracks

Hi there,

Somewhere in her life the starter lost a tooth. The starter was repaired/ replaced, but, the tooth wasn't retrieved. For who knows how many miles, that tooth was thrashing around the bell housing, creating cracks and even a hole!

I took it to an aluminium welder and he beaded the cracks and filled the hole. Amazing job. Just labour kosts.

mel

Don't worry, be happy
Nite-owl is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 02:22 AM
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Australia
Posts: 4,284
Re: C4 Bellhousing Cracks

Quote:
Originally Posted by galaxiex View Post
Hard to tell from the pic, but are you sure that's a crack and not just some casting flash?

If it really is a crack I wouldn't use it.

My thoughts exactly
gregaust is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Muscle Forums : Ford Muscle Cars Tech Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
C4 bellhousing Dice Clay C4 Transmissions 1 07-28-2009 12:49 PM
How to check for cracks in engine block comethead All Ford Techboard 1 09-08-2008 06:01 PM
1970 LTD dash Pad black GC few cracks secordgoon Galaxie Pages 2 08-22-2008 12:56 PM
Cracks on tires? growlin351w All Ford Techboard 7 10-16-2005 07:10 PM
push rod cracks....any idea\'s alexauto All Ford Techboard 5 07-23-2004 07:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome