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Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Post by Larry e rutt » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm

So there is a hole right in the bottom of number 3 dipper pan... I was driving around town, backed in the garage and WHAT??? I noticed nothing while driving.sounded fine no rattles ,or bangs ,nothing...any thought or ideas as to what made that whole ?
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:33 pm

Um, . . . I don't think it is whole 😳
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Post by Les Schubert » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:36 pm

Looks like it dumped a “whole lotta oil “!!


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Post by Kevin Pharis » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:22 pm

While following a friend of mine on tour years ago, I noticed him leaving a very similar stripe in the road. So I quickly sped up along side and flagged him over. After a quick investigation we discovered a broken external oil line. We added his extra quart of oil, but when I went to get the extra quart of oil out of my car... I noticed 2 stripes in the road leading up to both of our cars! What timing! Both of our mag post oil lines broke within moments of one another! At least we (and you) cought the leak while it was still leaking... and not after!


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Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Post by Larry e rutt » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:41 pm

It's an odd whole, looks like a mouse chewed a whole in my pan about the size of a bb. It doesn't look like it was punch from the inside out, or outside in.. um.. I'll need to wait till morning till it cools off and I can open it up..I won't be able to sleep tonight 🤔

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Post by dobro1956 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:50 pm

I vote for a rust pit letting go.


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Post by otrcman » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:00 pm

I prefer bread crumbs when I want to mark my trail. One good thing about using oil though -- the birds don't eat it.

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Post by RajoRacer » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:16 pm

I'm with Donnie - probably sat with water in the dips at some time in it's life & finally "vibrated" through !

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Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Post by Rich Eagle » Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:37 am

Here is an example that supports the rust theory. It also is #3.
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Post by Larry e rutt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:14 am

I hope ur right Rich ... we're guna find out in a bit..


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Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Post by Adam » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:58 am

Acid damage in the bottoms of the dips is very common. Sometimes the only thing sealing them up is dirt on the outside of the pan.


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Post by Larry e rutt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:53 pm

I have no idea what made that whole
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Post by Scott_Conger » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:50 pm

your close-up pretty much shows it was corrosion of some sort. With no thinning of the metal around it, it was probably a defect in the metal that allowed intergranular corrosion. Clean it up, weld it shut and thank your lucky stars you shut it down when you did! Then buy a lottery ticket... :D
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Re: Ouch...her new name is TrailBlazer

Post by Walter Higgins » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:53 pm

Oil floats on water, so it sat for awhile with some water in the pan. Not uncommon on cars that have sat dormant for long periods of time


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Post by Larry e rutt » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:29 pm

Ok.. welded the hole shut.. we're back on the road..

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