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1000 miles and the 5 minutes it takes to drop the driveshaft? I would definitely drop it.
The zf6 uses a pump that is driven by the input shaft, so even in neutral, it will pump, as long as the engine is running. My personal belief is this is mostly for the PTO function to prevent any heat buildup but I could be wrong.
Problem is, if I am wrong, and nobody seems to ever have a 100% sure answer, you will be spinning the output shaft, and all the gears, without proper lubrication...
Unless you idled the engine while towing that would run the pump
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