Well... that escalated quickly!
Clutch off, transfer case off (to sort an oil leak), primary gear inspected.
Front bearing not too bad, rear top hat has been scored getting it on and off without de-burring the crank. My own fault. Anyway, new one bought as well as the AP race/rally plate from Minispares!
A wonderful mess to sort out
With the transfer care off, all the old gasket was removed, crank nose was given a quick lap of 2500 wet and dry with some WD40 as lube. This pic was taken before all that.
New gasket with some RTV sealant to help seal it better, new primary gear installed with a smeer of grease (recommended from Turbominis forum) and a new black oil seal added. Hermes collection has let me down today as they haven't been to collect my parcels Although i did get a set of SC subframe alloys bolts from Curley. With a bit of light wet and dry, they've come up almost like new!
And the case back on waiting for the clutch!
Does anyone know what the 3 bolt holes at the back of the transfer case are for? When i had my primary oil seal go, oil came out of them.