After only some short road miles (c200 km) when British Classic Cars had the vehicle, it was apparent the formerly leak free gearbox had developed some drips.
When I rebuild the gearbox, I used Loctite gasket sealant in front and behind all of the gaskets. On the whole this has worked and the gearbox has only 2 leaks from gaskets and one from a seal. (more on that next post)
The sealant on the gasket behind the transfer case cover plate has failed and theres a nasty drip making a mess on my drive. I assume that, at the time of installation, there was oil contaminating one of the surfaces so the sealant wasn’t actually bonded to the gearbox and / or cover.
To cure this, the oil was drained from the transfer box, cover plate removed and everything given a good clean prior to refitting with a new gasket and NO sealant this time.