Info on Transfer Cases PLEASE

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:23
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I think I know the answer to this, but I thought I would check out what others believe.

My brother-in-law has just had an oil leak from what I believe was the gasket between the transfer case and the gearbox in a 1997 Mazda Bravo (Petrol/Gas). A mechanic told him the problem was caused by driving the car around with the front hubs turned in. I personally find this really hard to believe, but what do others think / know?
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Reply By: howesy - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:54

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:54
So if we don't run the engine gearbox or diff then they wont ever leak on us. Tell him thanks but that would make it hard to drive. At least while he is answering that one he wont have his hand on other things. I think your right mate he's spinning crap that sounds good.
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Follow Up By: howesy - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:59

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:59
And by the way my transfer case has been in the car forwell over
400,000 and eery time (which is fairly often ) I go camping I run around for three days with the hubs locked just in case I need the 4wd (too lazy to get out) you should tell him about my amazing luck, my case aint leaking yet. Every one has an opinion thats mine for what it's worth.
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Reply By: jemima puddle duck - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 18:22

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 18:22
gday bigkev.
sounds a bit suss to me .
i better be carefull when we go away because i leave the hubs locked in and my poor old patrol has only done 350000ks would hate some thing like that to happen
cheersyou reckon your cute
richard(eskimo)
but im a lot cuter

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:03

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:03
Only 350,000km??? Sheesh!! Some things just never last.
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Follow Up By: jemima puddle duck - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:08

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:08
gday jack.
thats why im now a little bit about my seals leaking lol.
cheersyou reckon your cute
richard(eskimo)
but im a lot cuter

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Follow Up By: Member - Jack - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:11

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 20:11
My seals have been leaking for years .. thank heavens the car is OK.

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Reply By: Herve - Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:42

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2004 at 13:42
Yep.... pure rubbish.... our Bravo is in the low 200's and has no leak. Done quite a bit of travel and a fair bit of AWD. That transfer case seal is leaking because it is leaking. Thats all.....some makes do - some don't - if its not that, something else will happen.... vagaries of manufacturing.... assembly......parts maker etc etc. By the way... our Bravo has a great record for not leaking at all from anywhere - one of the driest cars I've seen. I reckon we should use cars as they were designed to be used.....and cross your fingers.
"This is a situation, up with which, we should no longer put ! (W. Churchill, on plans to reduce 4WD access in some parks).
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