I am considering doing the job myself, as hopefully its just a case of changing the cover.
However I have a question that is really bothering me:
Do I need to worry about debris having entered the engine as it slid down the road? I guess there are two kinds of debris that I need to think about - general grit/ dirt from the road and then the actual aluminium casing itself.
I notice that on the right hand hole, the sliver of aluminium has peeled off inwards, but is still attached.
I guess that means a similar piece has peeled off inwards from the left hand hole, but it does not seem to be attached. What should I do if I cant see the piece when I take the cover off?
Anyone out there done the same/ similar repair? Any hidden problems to be aware of?
usually the drain bolts are magnetic, you may get away with it just bein stuck on the end. But I’m not sure if its on the right side. (just genral guess really lol) You’ll probably be changing the oil over anyway so thatll flush most of it out?
Where do you buy these aluminium magnets from?:w00t:
The case you have wrecked covers your alternator which is sealed away from the main workings of the engine and gearbox. You may struggle to get the case off due to the magnetic pull but it will come away with a bit of encouragement.
You need to make sure that the windings and wiring of the alternator internals are not damaged, give it all a good clean up and replace all the magnets into the new case.