Jason (and Mark too)
If you are running hypoid oil in the trans... you can distinguish between
the two by scent alone. If in doubt, open a bottle of your favorite 90 wt
and take a sniff!
Sprite and Midgets and Minis....oh my!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Hanna, Mark [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 2:18 PM
> To: 'Jason Urban'
> Cc: 'Spridgets@Autox.Team.Net'
> Subject: RE: Oil Leak Question
> Hi Jason ,
> Sometimes you can tell by the color of the oil if its coming from the
> trans or engine . However if the motor oil has just been changed it
> might be difficult to tell . Also check the PVC system . (there is
> supposed to be a slight vacuum in the crank case) Both seals are (were
> originally) non contacting spiral threads that tend to push the oil back
> towards the engine/trans as the case may be . So its probably not the
> seals (I think they always leak a little) But it sounds like this is a
> new leak ; i.e. more than is usual :-) What have you changed ?
> Good Luck ,
> Mark Hanna
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Jason Urban [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > Sent: Tuesday, July 14, 1998 12:39 PM
> > To: spridgets@Autox.Team.Net
> > Subject: Oil Leak Question
> > Hi!
> > Well, it's about time to start getting ready for this year's Encounter
> > in
> > Gettysburg.
> > But I have a question about an oil leak. Last year I rebuilt the
> > engine -
> > the 1098. Because the transmission didn't seem to have any problems,
> > I left
> > it alone and only changed fluid. Now I'm seeing an oil leak along
> > bottom of
> > the trans near the bellhousing drain hole. It almost looks like
> > there's oil
> > on the cotter pin in this hole and oil is along the bottom of the
> > engine
> > backplate. The back of the oil pan is dry though. There doesn't seem
> > to
> > being any clutch chatter and it grabs smooth and tight now that I
> > shortened
> > the pushrod in the MC.
> > Any ideas about the leak?? The engine and tranny drain plugs were
> > slightly
> > loose and I just retightend and wiped everything off. Could this be a
> > problem with the rear main seal, or could the seal on the trans input
> > shaft
> > be shot?? If it's the trans seal, how hard is this to change?? Is
> > there a
> > way to tell the source of the leak without pulling the engine??
> > Thanks,
> > Hope to see a lot of you at Encounter. This will be our first year!!
> > Jason.
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