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Gearbox bellhousing repair - How? - Need urgent advice

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I’ve acquired a replacement gearbox for my W124. It ended up being free but there is a snag.

In a previous life someone cut the bellhousing to enable installation of the gearbox to a non W124 engine - see photo.

I’ve got 48 hours to fashion a repair as I’ve got a slot with my mechanic to fit the gearbox for me on Wednesday.

But how? I’m struggling for ideas.

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I have run cars with out inspection covers for years with no problems. If any crap gets in it will be out again quickly due to centripetal force on the flywheel. Unless it’s in a spot where shite gets funnelled up to it, I wouldn’t worry.

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Cheers guys.

Based on your advice I’m just gonna stick a bit of gaffer tape over the missing bit of bellhousing and just leave it. I don’t have the necessary resources or time to fabricate a proper cover.

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...you can make /beat up a simple even crude 'shit plate' - a grandma's nighty  - covers all effort out of tin or whatever that will be mounted via the two bellhousing bolts n cover the hole well; easily done; would take all of 15mins to make; most of that being the big holes in the tin for the bellhousing bolts...

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Yep my Landie still hasn't had its bellhousing inspection cover replaced after I checked the timing about seven years ago. Anything that makes its way into the bell housing will soon learn the error of it's way once you fire the bugger up.

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