As the title implies, my P38 diesel has lost drive and is leaking transmission oil from the bell housing. I am assuming this is either a leaking/cracked torque converter or the input shaft seal on the gearbox.
I am competent with a toolkit (spent twenty odd years fixing jet aircraft) but I don't have access to a vehicle lift/ramp, just normal trolley jack and axle stands.
I have a few questions I am hoping the knowledge and experience on here might be able to help with:
1) Is removal of the transmission feasible at home?
2) Are any special tools or jigs required?
3) Should I remove the transfer box first to reduce weight or am I just inviting more problems and would be better off leaving it all as one unit?
I had the vehicle transported to my parents place as they have more space than me and have not yet been back to see how low the transmission fluid level has got. I carried out a fluid and filter change (along with new transmission oil cooler and pipes) about a year ago so the majority of the fluid was replaced. If the fluid level hasn't dropped too low is the box likely to be ok or will I have knackered the internal clutches?
If I do need a replacement box, has anyone any experience of these:
Recon Gearbox from Wales
Many thanks for any help and advice given. This could be the end of the journey but I am reluctant to write it off as I have invested a lot of time and money into it now (suspension, brakes, cooling, electrics, someof the interior) and I will never be able to afford one again.