Engine is at the machine shop, awaiting forensic analysis.
We (MarkIV/4280) began my transaxle refresh efforts. In Wade's words.... "We are now ZF Mechanics!".
Yesterday (09-23-2014) was the initial teardown. Wade is building a fixture today to hold the gear stacks.
Per direction of Lloyd Butfoy (RBT Transmisison), the fixture requires 52mm and 79mm rings, with 80 mm center to center spacing. Pictures of the fabricated fixture are coming soon.
Anyway, Wade and I disassembled the case without problem. the 5th, 4th and 3rd syncro dog teeth look clean and sharp. All looks good at the high level. More details to follow.
Here is a slideshow of the pictures, and a glamour shot.
Initial ZF Teardown and Refurb.