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Old 03-19-2008
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Icon5 M5ROD Bellhousing Holes

So I was wondering whats the purpose of the top holes on the bellhousing and side hole for? Were they supposed to have rubber plugs? Seems like a great way for water and crap to get into the bellhousing when wheeling


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I believe those serve the purpose as a look through as well as a vent.
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My truck has the side hole. I'm not sure about the top.
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Both my trans has open holes.....the only hole that's plugged, is the one on the driver side....with a rubber plug. I don't know the purpose of those holes...sorry.
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A clutch generates a tremendous amount of heat while being slipped. The holes are for cooling. Notice that they are placed in a way that would prevent much water from entering by splash. The bell housing isn't set up to be submerged though.
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