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Found shavings on the drainplug from transfer case (pics)

While changing the transfer case fluid I found this...






After cleaning, this is what the drain plug is supposed to look like.






So my question is...is this a sign that the bearing is going or gone??

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RE: Found shavings on the drainplug from transfer case (pics)

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While changing the transfer case fluid I found this...

So my question is...is this a sign that the bearing is going or gone??

take care,
Tom
How long has it been since it was changed? Looks pretty much like normal wear with a dino gear oil.

Put Redline MT-90 in there and it'll probably stay clean as a whistle.

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Dutch, Where are you buying the Redline MT-90?
There is a small shop that stocks it about 5 miles from my house. There's also a second source in Atlanta.

Redline is not an MLM where every Harry Dick and Tom is selling it from their bedroom. Here are a couple of stocking distributors in NC:

BSR Products · Mooresville, NC · 800-572-6837

Page Distributing · Winston-Salem, NC · 336-724-0727

Here's one in VA:

O.G. Racing · Manassass, VA · 800-934-9112

I've also seen it available on the Web, too. Do a search on Redline.

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RE: Found shavings on the drainplug from transfer case (pics)

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While changing the transfer case fluid I found this...

So my question is...is this a sign that the bearing is going or gone??

take care,
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How long has it been since it was changed? Looks pretty much like normal wear with a dino gear oil.
I don't really know. Although the gear oil doesn't look black like an engine oil. It looks normal. Not sure if the color is any real indication...

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Although the gear oil doesn't look black like an engine oil. It looks normal. Not sure if the color is any real indication...
Color isn't in a gear oil, as you don't have the engine combustion products in there like you do with the engine.

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RE: Found shavings on the drainplug from transfer case (pics)

doesn't look too horrible Tom, of course no metal is best, but that's why there's a magnet, to keep that shrap out of the mix.

you can get the redline oil from a place on industrial ave just south of holly st on the east side of the road in San Carlos. I forgot their name, but they have it in the window (Redline sign)

there's a number of other places in the bay area.

or amsoil.com


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RE: Found shavings on the drainplug from transfer case (pics)

Do the G's come with a magnetic transfer case sump plug? Mine did not! ( 1982 )
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RE: Found shavings on the drainplug from transfer case (pics)

This is what I found last year. But my 463 TC was broken (slipped out of S position) after being mistreated on the brake test bank.

Therefore I would not worry, seems pretty normal.

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Do the G's come with a magnetic transfer case sump plug? Mine did not! ( 1982 )
Peter Merle
Sounds like someone replced the drain plug with a filler plug - or one from the diffs.

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