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Old 01-05-2009, 06:56 PM
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So when I was in Moab this spring for 10 days of 4-wheeling (), including Cruise Moab, I developed a leak that would drip-drip-drip while out on the trails. Can't remember for sure, but I think it was near the clutch inspection cover.

Now that I'm home and the truck isn't rolling and bouncing for hours on end it doesn't leak a drop.

Does that sound like a rear main?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:35 PM
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I doubt its the rear main seal. I would expect it to be rather insensative to bouncing or vehicle angle. OTOH the valve cover or side cover may have a poor seal that is only noticeable when the truck spends some time tilted at a 30 deg angle.
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Are you running heavier oil now? Since I started running Rotella, I don't leak a drop.
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Are you running heavier oil now? Since I started running Rotella, I don't leak a drop.
Are you running the 15/40 dino or 5/40 syn? TT
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Front input seal to the transmission will leak at extreme angles.
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Old 01-18-2009, 10:04 AM
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I'm running 10W-40 dino oil (no sense to me to run synthetic in this machine), it seems to be fine until I have a couple days in a row of the engine running for significant periods of time (like several hours), combined with a lot of bouncing, up and down angles, etc.

Someday I'm going to have to tear it down to replace the clutch/rear main/tranny output/and maybe a surprise transfer case upgrade, so I guess I'll just monitor it and see what happens.
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