Appreciate the response a ton. Noted on the locktite for next time. Already spent 12 bucks on this tube of yamabond, so I'm going to make it work haha. Trying to keep this as budget as possible without skimping too much. Paid 100 dollars for the buggy as it was someone's wood toy they used and abused then left to die.Sounds like the end float on one of the shafts is wrong.. A misplaces shim perhaps between a gear and shaft or two gears.
Get yourself a tube of loctite master gasket.. Brilliant stuff. Doesn't harden till you clamp things together, doesn't harden in the tube, ever, really economical to use because of the syringe it comes in, doesn't leave strands of hardened sealer inside the engine, the excess just wipes off with a rag, fills gaps up to thirteen thou, good for air, fuel or oil. Never leaks.. no matter how old it gets.
As for end float, could you explain that a bit more. Any common places to see that. I did have one washer that I couldn't figure out where it went, because it came flying off when I split the case. I found a video, and he has it exactly where I put the missing one. I'll snap a pic real quick if possible. These 3 here have washers, and the one on the left has a washer on the top and bottom. I did replace the bearings on this case half, as they were locking up. They seemed to go all the way in at the time, but just to be sure does this photo look correct? I know it doesnt look perfectly clean as it is, but everytime i put them together with some new oil a bit more of the old stuff finds its way in. As i said before, really appreciate the help.