Loob fire mystery solved
That's my working theory as I cannot find any evidence of any other possible cause. There is seepage on the RH side of the transmission where the gasket joint is, and there is certainly evidence of burning on the exhaust pipe ( ashy residue ) but only in a small area next to the transmission. Guess with a warm transmission the oil was coming out the gasket and getting on the exhaust pipe? Guess I will never know for certain. But anyway at the moment it's all good.
Worked on the truck all day yesterday and today. 90% of the remediation is done and, except for the missing foam pad on the bulkhead and the bonnet pad, you'd hardly know it had anything happen to it.
1966 109 5 door wagon 300Tdi "spermaceti fueled"
1994 RRC LeWiB "ruining the air behind me"
All my troubles are Rover