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The screw hole is just for retaining the brake drum The oil just happens to be there because it's leaking from the center. There is an oil seal behind the flange in the case of the transfer case. The big nut that you see in front of you has a thick washer and a felt seal that keeps oil from creeping up the splines behind the nut. Either the flange oil seal or the felt seal is bad. Easy to replace if you have an impact gun.

When I do this job I rightstuff glue the oil seal in place and rub the felt seal with EP Grease when installing. Buy a genuine/oem/corteco seal for the flange , cheap ones suck.
Perfect! I'll do this today. Man, this is gonna be messy. I hate the smell of TC fluid!
 

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Boom! Followed instructions! The transfer case is now 100% sealed, no drainage at all. Fuel lines are working beautifully. Tomorrow: more wiring. This is one of the things that intimidates me most. We'll see how it goes.
 

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Boom! Followed instructions! The transfer case is now 100% sealed, no drainage at all. Fuel lines are working beautifully. Tomorrow: more wiring. This is one of the things that intimidates me most. We'll see how it goes.

Nice ! No house wire and no wire nuts please lol
 

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Nice!!! lol. Awesome job. Things like this gives me the motivation I've been lacking lately.

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Slowly checking a few more things off the list.
1. No more leaks from anywhere! I know this won’t last, but it’s a nice place to begin.
2. New steering wheel installed. I mainly put it on so I can steer the darn truck when I take it to the auto body shop for painting. Crossing my fingers I can get it there by March.
3. When the LT230 TC came from Ashcroft, there were two locations that were just empty holes. I guess they assume you keep certain parts from your previous TC. I did not. Those holes are now filled with the appropriate parts!
4. Mocking up the air intake! I have slightly too little space between the radiator fan and the alternator/belts for the air intake to just pass nicely through. So I got this awesome 4” air intake kit with various angles to help a rookie like me get this done. I have a good straight section for the max air flow sensor (that section is metal, not plastic), and I’ll get a little creative next week so I can tuck the filter under the wing without running into anything.
5. also next, more wiring, and mocking up the doors before painting. I’m really hoping that, because I didn’t change anything with the bulkhead or pillars, the brand new doors will align well (meaning I hope I just need to bend the doors a little, not adjust the pillars).
 

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I can't remember, did you mount your engine back a bit. That looks so easy lol. I bet you're getting excited about finishing.

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Yes, I mounted it back 2.25". It allowed me to put the fans behind the radiator, and left a decent amount of room for the air intake. I will revisit the air intake one day when my fab skills are much improved, so i can make a pretty air intake. But for now, I'm pumped!!!!
 
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