There’s a leak between the transfer and main gasket gearbox on my 200Tdi 90. Is it the gasket between the boxes at fault - and is it a big job to change it?
Keith Fowler, St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
The leak could be from either the gearbox or transfer box, or even both. If you’re going to the trouble of doing this job I would suggest changing the seals in both the gearbox and transfer box at the same time. You’ll need to remove the transfer box, which is a job only a competent DIY mechanic should take on.
If you have access to a ramp and a decent toolkit, the job will take about four hours, if you’re doing it for the first time and on the floor, I would allow a full day. Once the transfer box is removed both seals are easily changed.
This workshop advice appeared in the October 2015 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.