Just got the /5 up again after a Final Drive rebuild by Ted Porter and ran up a hundred miles yesterday; it was great.
But this morning I was greeted with a quarter-sized ($US) hypoid puddle that seems to be coming from the aft clamp ... I tightened these clamps (new ones) until I was afeared they might either break (at the screw) or cut the boot; it was still possible to tighten them further ( I just didn't).
"Oben" is properly positioned "up" and I put 140cc of oil in the shaft, so I don't think it's overfilled. The boot, forward of the aft clamp, is dry underneath.
I going to do a Simple Green wipe-down, apply some talc, and go for another ride later.
??? > Any comments on "how tight" is tight enough on these clamps? It's not like you can put a torque wrench on them.
??? > Is the clocking of the "joint" on these clamps (I have them both "up") critical?