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judging by the depths of the cracks, that case has to be good for atleast another 300,000 miles

sorry I can't do the kilometer conversion for you:homer:
 

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What's the verdict here?

Is this case OK, or should I be looking at tearing apart my spare t-case?







Those are not cracks in the housing, they are cracks in the die cast mold used to make that part. It's called heat checking and is very common in the aluminum die casting process.

Your housing is fine.

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Matt
 

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Their are only two main areas on a RF1A gear drive reduction housing where you need to be worried about cracks:

1) Most common: Between the passenger's side rear bolt hole for the crossmember mount and the lower non-threaded bolt hole for the lower 6 grade 8x1.25 bolt that threads into the #2 housing near the 4WD idler gear.

2) 2ndly common: Above the upper non-threaded bolt hole for the upper 6 grade 8x1.25 bolt that threads into the #2 housing near the 4WD idler gear.

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BigMike
 
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