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



If oil leaks cause inspection failures in Poland,  you may want to steer clear of 1960 Chevy Corvairs.
 
Rod
10921

--- On Sun, 1/8/12, Tom Niemczewski <dmctom@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:


From: Tom Niemczewski <dmctom@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [DML] Re: Manual transmission oil leak
To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012, 12:28 PM



  



Hi Matt and everyone else,

Thank you all for the advice offered. You guys are great! ;)

Your advice is the best and this is the way I will go. I just spoke with 
someone who knows how to seal engine parts and they suggested using an 
anaerobic gasket maker. I just bought it online and will use that to reseal 
my transmission. Thank you again for your help.

The transmission is removed from the car as is the engine. I have just 
separated the transmission from the engine to inspect the clutch and to fix 
any leaks that I might have. I will have no problem with separating the 
transmission casing as it's just a few bolts now that the transmission is 
sitting on the floor. I will be getting ready to put everything back onto 
the new stainless frame and so this is the time take care of that.

The leak is not catastrophic but the lower lip of the tranny is covered with 
oil. I might get a drop or two of oil on the garage floor after I park the 
car. Yet, cars are very closely inspected here and you will not pass 
inspection if they find any leaks. Even if the oil is not dripping off of 
the engine, just a 'wet' transmission as in my case is enough to fail the 
inspection. Last time I went to get the car inspected they found the leak 
but it was so small that the transmission was just dirty (greasy residue) 
and they let me pass. They said that I will have to fix it next year if it 
gets any worst. Then it got cold and it got a lot worst and so I have to fix 
it. Besides, I don't like any leaks myself.
Those greasy spots on the parking lots mostly come from the A/C water 
washing off any reside from under the car. The parking lots here do not 
really have those spots.

David, Stephen - an answer to your question is that I'm 100% sure it's 
coming from between the two halves. I've seen it when the leak was just 
forming and it started about half way between the drive axles and the front 
cover. The axles have a leak as well and I will need to fix both of those 
problems.

Thank you!!

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

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From: "Matthew" <drivestainless@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2012 6:56 PM
To: <dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: [DML] Re: Manual transmission oil leak

> Tom,
>
> 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.
>
> http://www.permatex.com/products/Automotive/automotive_gasketing/anaerobic_gasket_makers/Permatex_Anaerobic_Gasket_Maker_b.htm
>
> 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.
>
> Matt
> #1604
>
>
>
>
> --- 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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