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Broke my auger gear case while cleaning it :(

So I broke my auger gear housing while I was cleaning it, the part that the impeller shaft seal sits in, it's the outer pieces that broke off. Is it possible to repair this or do I have to buy 2 new housing halfs?
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post #2 of 10 Old 09-21-2014, 09:23 PM
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Are you sure that is part of the gearcase and not part of the seal? If all it does is hold the seal in can you use some type of silicone? How did you manage that?

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The pieces are part of the aluminium housing.. It's a slot that a rubber seal fits into, it holds it in place. I'm worried now that it will fall out. I was thinking of putting a collar on the shaft on the other side of the seal to hold it in place, I think the gear oil will all leak out tho.

I was cleaning the old gasket off of the housing, and must of accidentally put pressure on it... Rookie mistake...

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You could entertain using grease instead of lube and as Shryp mentioned use silicone for sealant.

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Looking at that gearcase I would expect grease instead of gear oil. You would just want to keep the water out. Even if it was gear oil you can probably go to something like a 00 grease.

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looks like a seal to me.

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Thanks for the input guys, I went and bought a new housing, now for the 'gasket'... What should I use? I've heard gasket maker is too thick for this gearcase... Someone suggested grey bond... Anyone know what that is?
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I use Permatex Copper with Good Results.
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I just did an Ariens that had grease instead of oil in the gearcase and used some grey Permatex RTV gasket maker that was left over from a project on my car.

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