Yeah, that's what I got for trusting the seller when I asked him to do the KDP tab while he was fixing an oil seal up there, and he said he did it (and put it on the bill of sale) My notorious oil leak that was dumping about 1 gallon every 5k miles was indeedy from the dowel pin punching through the side of the timing gear case. Well, since I'm here in VA Beach anyway, I left the truck with my tranny builder for a trans service, shift point modification, timing advance, and, he said he has had success fixing the timing gear case without having to replace it.. Replacing it is a 15 hour job, and involves pulling the front end apart, and the camshaft has to come out. With my front bumper, a hoist would be needed.. I'll know tomorrow if he was successful... But, on the bright side, I won't be leaving a mark everywhere I go, and blowing oil on anything following me (including the cruiser on the trailer ), and the timing advance should net me 1-2 mpg increase, as well as lower EGT's.. Oh well.. pay to play.