I had a friend of mine just call me and tell me that BOTH of his Magnum transmissions are shot. He has a hole rotted right through the top of one, and he took the second one off and found the same thing happening on the second...the bearings are shot on the second. I think this has been touched on before, but I am thinking it is in our best interest to remove the plast covering over the casing that is supposed to protect the case. This does nothing but hold that stuff and dust, then, as soon as moisture gets in, that's all she wrote. Now, those who use the PG carriers are even more prone to this, because if you get caught in the rain, there's ALOT of mist going up underneath there. He was wondering what MY take on the best thing to do for that, and what I suggested was the first thing he needs to do with these new trannys ($740 apiece) is to take them up to a rustproofing place, or a spray on bedliner place. They would probably do them for about 30 bucks apiece. Anyway, this is just a heads up. One of his machines is 1 year old, and the other is 2 years old. Not a great idea on the designing end.