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you've cleared the inside hole.how does the outside hole look?are you able to blow compressed air through it?

Outside hole is good. Brake clean and compressed air both blow through after I exposed the hole.


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Top trough inside the case trans cavity (on the roof of trans cavity) feeds right side bearing. Probably has the same amount of crud in there.

Thanks, I’ll check it out. There really wasn’t much crud, somehow the hole was completely covered by metal. Looked almost like it was welded over.


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When I looked at the pic my reaction was that it looked like welding slag plugged the hole. Were the cases welded at some point?
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When I looked at the pic my reaction was that it looked like welding slag plugged the hole. Were the cases welded at some point?

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Strange place to land but really good find. Sure beats gear/shaft metal.
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In the pic above, the trough Mike mentioned is at 10:00 to the main shaft bearing race. Make sure also that there are no holes in the trough to let oil out before it runs down to the m.s. bearing. I had this issue and it ruined my mainshaft and bearings+race.
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In the pic above, the trough Mike mentioned is at 10:00 to the main shaft bearing race. Make sure also that there are no holes in the trough to let oil out before it runs down to the m.s. bearing. I had this issue and it ruined my mainshaft and bearings+race.

Thanks [mention]doodah man [/mention]and [mention]Iron Mike [/mention], I’ll check it out.


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