Everything was brand new and installed properly, but I think water from some "big" puddles got up in there and dried out all the grease. It had been starting to squeal pretty bad. Finally, it gave out completely here. I suppose getting stuck 500 feet away from camp (in my case, my 2nd home) is nothing to complain about. I just left it there till later that night. Anyone know any tricks to sealing up a bellhousing to keep a clutch and components dry?