2013-04-15 "To Revive the M35" 2
And speaking of the transfer case, this is not how you want your gear oil to look. First off, the caked-on green formerly-dust shows that the drain plug had been leaking for a long while, and the wet appearance all around the area shows that it was still actively leaking when I got to it.
Even better, the dark olive color means that the oil had been gathering contaminants -- the natural color is lighter and more translucent -- and the color striations mean that the lubricant had started to break down into an emulsion, likely due in part to water intrusion. Really, the only good thing was that I didn't see any bits of metal coming out as well.
SONY NEX-7, f/4 @ 19 mm, 1/400, ISO 200, No Flash
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