chuffer wrote:Raphouse, die you get a Trooper yet? Thread?
I have been chasing an oil leak forever on this truck. Two motor swaps and even more rear-main seal R&Rs, and the old girl still leaves a quarter sized puddle every time I park her. Now I am starting to think that the oil leak may not actually be from the motor. I pulled the little mud-shield that sits between the motor and the trans today. There was significant oil on the trans side, but the motor side was completely dry. There is also a consistent trace of oil running down from the slave cylinder boot that I always just chalked up to a leaky slave cylinder or old oil from a leaky valve cover or something, but if the front seal on the input shaft was leaking, some oil might get flung into that booty and eventually leak down. (<-that sentence right there is a grammatical marvel!) One way or the other, I am just gonna let it leak at this point. I'll keep my eye on the trans fluid level, but I ain't pulling nothing for a while.
On the positive side, I finally got my new shocks. I ordered a new single FOA reservoir shock to replace one that I was have trouble rebuilding. The box showed up looking a little big and feeling a little heavy. That was because there were two new shocks inside. Shot them a message to confirm that this was kosher and was told no need to send the extra one back. Bam!
Sort of. I came up on a killer deal on a rodeo. The thread is under Raph's rodeo, something like that at least. If I get her up and running reliably, we plan to attend the overland expo in Flagstaff next month. Good luck with the leak bro