In Reply to: Re: Cracked 9N Axle Housing, cast iron or cast steel? posted by JP on April 16, 2019 at 08:11:47:
Even with the fluid drained, that seems guaranteed to create a lot of smoke. Some rods will burn thru paint / dirt / oil, but results are always better with clean metal (Less fumes too). If I tried to avoid the hassle of removing the housing, that would most likely guarantee needing a replacement.