Now I do replace the input and bevel gear with steel gears, if the rest are not steel no biggie,
Excellent post, thanks for the very useful info! I am slowly plugging away at my project, and just tonight tore down my 700 for inspection and prep. However- how do I tell if I have the right gears (see quote above)? IF I understand things right, my gears could be steel, and they could be something else, maybe sintered. I put a magnet to my gears and it stuck, but that might work on sintered, too. So- how do I tell?
Also- what keeps the gear oil from drooling out between the output shaft and bushing (on both sides)? I see no mention of a seal there.