Hoping someone in the ITA crowd has been through this frustrating issue: Application is a Lenco with Bruno drive behind a Chance NXS converter (has bolt-on snout held in place by qty 7 x 5/16-24 bolt pattern). On multiple occasions, after a weekend of passes, I get a trans fluid leak in the bellhousing area. On disassembly (involves pulling trans and motor), the converter snout has loosened up and the fluid is coming out between the converter front cover and the snout. Talked to Chance, they said they use green Loctite on the snout fasteners and dont have an issue. I tried that the last two times and still have had the issue. On mockup assembly this time, I checked snout runout. I'm within +- .003". I do not know what the runout was on previous installs, as I didnt know to check it at that time. I think the correct order of assembly for the bruno/torque conv/bellhousing is to bolt bellhousing onto Bruno, slide torque conv into Bruno (with snout engaging the pump) and then mate that up to the block--with the final step being bolt the torque conv onto the flexplate. Problem is i cannot check torque conv snout runout once everything is bolted up that way--no access through the titanium bellhousing. Anyone know of any tricks here? Should I be bolting torque conv onto flexplate first, and then carefully engage Bruno onto the snout? I've always placed converter onto Bruno first to ensure proper spline and pump engagement.