Originally posted by evergreenw
I recently bought a retstored 1954 Chev 1/2 ton 3100 with the 235/3speed. The seller said that the enclosed drive shaft gets lubrication from the transmission and that as time goes on you must drain some fluid from the rear end and add it to the transmission because the oil moves to the rear end. I have been noticing some oil on my drip pans that looks like transmission oil.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
To the best of my knowledge, the only way you would have any gear lube inside the enclosed driveshaft (torque tube) is if the transmission rear seal was leaking and/or the pinion shaft seal was leaking. The seller is mistaken (that's putting it politely).