So I hit a curb and popped my oil pan/oil pump. Sucked but wasn’t too worried till I realized that the spot on the block where the oil pump slips into has a good sized piece chipped off it from the hit. It’s not threaded so that’s a good thing I suppose. Anyways, is there a way to fix this or am I screwed? Thought about just trying to reattach the piece that got chipped off. Googled around and sounds like JB weld is a possible solution but it seems to be a hit or miss thing. And most use it for just cracks, not reattaching a piece… and not to mention it just sounds a littleeee sketchy haha. The other thing I found is apparently some are able to weld a block. So maybe welding the loose piece back on is an option. I’m just hoping the engine isnt scrap from this accident. Any recommendations? Any thoughts on using JB weld or a JB weld type product vs finding a shop to weld it? Honestly lost at this point so any input is appreciated.
And all this is assuming that reattaching the piece is necessary. I’m just guessing that the pump won’t work properly with the piece chipped off.
Don’t know if this will work since I’m on my phone but here’s a photo of damage.
Hopefully all my rambling made sense haha. Thanks in advance! Oh and it’s a 12v vr6 engine from a Volkswagen.