With the upcoming weekend and prospect for great weather this evening decided to finally drop the transmission and put in Andy's spare.
Pulling the plug and dumping the horrid looking black redline this little guy fell out:
Thats an entire tooth! The transmission rattles when you shake it too. Can't wait to pop it open.
Started this little project at about 17:30 this evening and completed 21:30 for dinner with the new trans installed 99%. Still need fluid fill in the trans along with turret, then install shifter and put the one screw back in my center console.
Somehow most of the underside of my car is coated in a nice sheet of oil, grease, and sand. Yay for Kansas!
I've worked 53 hours this week, slept about an average of 5 hours per night and its turned me into a complete physical wreck. I'm way past exhausted.
Really seemed worse looking in the mirror of my bathroom and I should've taken a picture of my arms as they were completely black. Took a 45 minute shower and still don't have all the grease and grime removed and I use a really good degreaser soap. Oh and thank god for safety glasses.