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Started reassembling the BGB, out of my 917H. Grandson was "helping". I noticed that what was once the driven gear, is now the drive gear. These gears are helical cut, and show minor signs of wear. I realize that they are cut in a specific direction for a reason. My question is: Do I need to switch these gears to their original position, or, will they function properly installed as is?

My concerns are: Proper oil splash in the case. Noise in the BGB. Premature wear of the gears. Excessive thrust against bearings.

I know, it seems easy enough to remove and reinstall "correctly", but, if it absolutely doesn't make any difference, I'll leave them as they are.

Thanks for your experience, and thoughts.

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Yes, indeed! LOL. I enjoy his company, and "help". I should have done a better job of checking it over, before reassembly. Was fortunate to catch it before finishing it up. Saw the cut on the driven gear that the ring rides in, when I took it off of the drive shaft.

Installed all new bearings and seals. Installed a new driven shaft. Very, very little backlash (probably less than 1/16"), and very, very little end play (probably less than 1/32"). I'd call it as good or better than new.:D To say I'm happy with it, would be an understatement. Painted it Satin Black. Also chased the mounting holes with a tap. Wire brushed the bolts, and test fit them in the holes.

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