I started an engine build project a few months back. I am at the reassembly part, and thought that while the motor is out, it might be wise to clean up and safety wire my ZF.
So I got parts from RBT (gaskets, seals, bolts, advice) and my buddy helped me tear into it.
Here's what I found.
I tried to convince my wife that by building my new motor, I actually saved us about $10K. Unfortunately, she was not buying it.
I am very glad to report that there is no damage inside - but I am guessing that on the first hard acceleration with my new motor, I would have been singing the blues.....