Does this look weldable?
This (photos below) is an automatic transmission pan in a 97 Honda CR-V. The pan does not remove like a regular transmission pan- you have to remove the entire transmission (and engine, I think). It has a drain plug like an oil pan, but as you can see it has a crack.
I thought I would ask the pro's (I am not a good welder at ALL and I wouldn't even begin to try this job) because there are several kind of dicey problems:
-it is still dripping transmission fluid, a little. That has pretty much stopped though.
-it would have to be welded upside down.
I am thinking just a little bead along the outside of the crack would do it. Maybe add an aluminum patch under the threads to beef it up.
Any ideas? I am hoping that since this is at the bottom of the sump and is such a short crack, things won't get too hot inside and I can get it welded in place. After all, if my alternative is to take the thing out then tear it apart, I would be money ahead to find a used transmission somewhere instead. So, I am willing to risk a little extra heat to get it going, and start shopping for another transmission.