[DML] Re: Manual transmission oil leak
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[DML] Re: Manual transmission oil leak


I find it amazing cars in Poland are under such strict regulation with regard to leaks, considering that almost every car has a "moist" seal here or there.  One look at a public parking lot would surely seem to suggest so, anyway.  

If the leak is coming from between the halves, the only advised sealer is Permatex Anaerobic gasket.  Silicone will not work, nor hylomar.   


You will see that it says explicitly for use with aluminum transaxle casings.  

It is a LOT of work to do this.  If the leak isn't bad, I would be tempted to put it off until it is, and simply top off your gear oil with every oil change.  I've done re-sealed the transmission 4 different times, and have used it with and without the Permatex Surface Activator, which is a spray that you can apply first to speed up the cure rate in cold weather.  


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Tom Niemczewski" <dmctom@...> wrote:
> Hello group,
> I need some advice... My manual transmission has a leak and I need to fix it. With the leak my car will not pass the annual inspection.
> The leak is coming from the bottom where the two halves meet. There is no gasket there and it leaks along the entire length from the front cover all the way back to the bellhousing.
> Are there any tricks? Is there a common method used to tackle this issue?
> I appreciate any ideas you might have.
> Greetings from Poland!
> Tom Niemczewski
> Vin 6149 plus 2418, 3633, 5030, 16473, 17086
> Google earth: 52°25'17.66"N, 21° 1'58.40"E
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]


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