did the oil bath on my new OPDA for now. I did install a vent in the cap just cause I think it needs to vent. I just drilled and threaded a 1/8" NPT hole in the cap and put a short nipple with a cap on it. I drilled a small hole in the cap and shoved some sponge material in the nipple with a dab of glue.
I only filled my housing with enough motor oil so it could run into the holes I drilled into the resevoir. At this "depth" the oil just touches the edge of the wheel. I see no issues with the wheel taking on a load from the oil.
Only issue I did see was I used allen head set screws to seal the 2 holes in the bottom of the housing sealed with blue locktite. They leak! I'll have to remove them and put some JB Weld on them to seal that off.
This mod is just as easy to perform as the Fog Mod. But I'd warn folks to only do this on a unit that you are sure the seal below the top bushing is good. If the seal is bad the oil will just run into the crankcase. But for folks buying a new unit it is what I'd consider the way to go.
There is a video of my bath mod on the first page of this thread.
2006 Solar Yellow Rubicon Unlimited
Jeep Club Member #1340
6 Speed, Hardtop
Mods done: Hurst tee handle, cheap hand throttle, Rokmen Merc front bumper, Warn 9.5 TI winch with 3/8" X 100 worth of Viking yellow rope, DPG OME Ultimate with JKS ACOS up front, Kilby Gas Tank Skid, Kilby Steering Box Skid, Jeep Medic Belly Up, Skidrow Engine Skid, Rockcrusher Diff Skid in the rear, Warn Diff cover in front, , AR Outlaw II's and MTR 12:50/15's, Homemade rear Bumper, Cheap Cobra CB, Puma OBA, Sirius Radio, Locker Defeat, Rockhard cage, Rockmen short corners, homemade tire swing/tailgate hinge affair, Airlift air bags on the rear- - - - - - and more to come!