when removing the ball joint a crack started at the very top of the notch for spreading the ball joint open. it's about 1/2" to 3/4" long and isn't anywhere near all the way or even half way through.
i welded it from the inside ball joint area, installed it and torqued the pinch bolt, then welded the crack from the outside as well.
GD posted in another thread that welding cast iron isn't effective.
New bearings/hubs will be on order but for now i'll drive it to work tomorrow morning.
Good idea, bad idea?
this is for an XT6 but they share EJ/Legacy/Impreza hubs (they can be interchangeable, same ball joint part number, etc) so I posted it here.
Edited by grossgary, 01 January 2014 - 03:28 PM.