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Old 08-28-2016, 05:12 PM   #11
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A crack on the bottom? That's a casting/mould mark not a crack and as Chris pointed out it would be around the bolt holes and to me would start from the top down. Unless of course someone had taken it muddling and bottom out on a stump or something but you would see other problems if that was the case?
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:18 PM   #12
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Typically...if its' not leaking fluid...its' probably not a crack.
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Old 08-28-2016, 09:00 PM   #13
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Steelworker QA guy here: That's a casting mark, not a crack. If you want to be sure you can pick up some penetrant/cleaner/developer and test it. Short instructions on this, spray cleaner, wipe off all crud. spray penetrant wait a few minutes, wipe off as much as you can with lint free rags(bedsheets), wet a rag with the cleaner and wipe it till almost no red is showing up on fresh rags, spray developer wait a few minutes. You won't get all the penetrant off so the developer WILL have red spots, but unless any of the spots grow off the "crack" you're good, if the casting mark turns into a giant red blob you have issues. hers a link to some penetrant thats pretty cheap, I don't use this brand at work but 3-36 is everything WD-40 wishes it was its got the cleaner and developer tagged as the bought with. Feel free to pm me with further questions.
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Old 08-29-2016, 03:36 PM   #14
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Thank y'all for the insights, gentlemen......much appreciated.

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