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Re: ToyBrota's 85 Xtracab Build up.
« Reply #300 on: Apr 23, 2018, 09:55:25 PM »
Hey Gnarly, I went ahead and took your advice and ordered a input shaft seal too. From Toyota of course.

I have been thinking about purchasing a new clutch disk, as you said a failing rear main can destory an already fine working clutch.
I have no reason to believe that the clutch is bad, it engages just as good as the day I installed it 9 months ago.
If anything clutch related were to go bad, it would just be the disk itself. Would you recommend a place where I can buy just the disk? I don't need a whole Marlin clutch kit.

As far as the rear main, I have an OEM Toyota seal going on with a seal saver for LCE. I am also re-sealing the pan as well. It doesn't leak, but you can't really do a rear main properly without it.

I'm starting this weekend, since I've done it all before I should have it done in a day's work. Hopefully...

Aside from the rear, I'm doing the front oil seal as well. Again a Toyota seal. The front seal doesn't sit as far into the pump, therefore there isn't a need to use a seal saver.

Any advice on the clutch would be great. Thanks a bunch!

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Further investigations have shown that gear oil is leaking... Not engine oil.
Which is strange, as I remember it being engine oil before. Having tasted and smelled both I can tell them apart.
At least I'll have both seals on hand.
What prevents the new seal from leaking? Won't it just ride in the old groove?

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