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Gear selector oil leak

Discussion in 'Engine & Transmission' started by Tracee, Jun 13, 2019.

  1. Tracee

    Tracee New Member

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    Location:
    Traralgon
    Hi all,

    I have a 74 bay with subaru engine. Transmission is oem vw though. I took it for rwc and have been told the gear selector shaft is leaking oil.
    Would I not have seen oil spots on my garage floor? I have no oil anywhere.
    Is this a huge costly repair?

    Thanks for any help
     
  2. galp

    galp Member

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    Location:
    ulverstone
    I dont think there is an oil seal there like modern cars have and probably reckon the person checking doesnt understand the volkswagen product
    The gearbox might let some oil go out there if it is overfilled but recommend you clean around it with some degreaser/engine clean spray
    and get it checked again, wether it be the same place or a "VW" friendly workshop Good luck
     
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  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    Abbotsford NSW
    Can you get it up on ramps, soak it with degreaser and then blast with a Gerni?
     
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  4. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Location:
    sunshine coast
    If it is necessary to fix then it should be able to be done in situ by removing rear geaselector joiner and digging seal out.
    Slide new seal on.
    Seem to recall just flush?
    Check.

    Cheap.

    But as advised.
    Clean it up first.
    Usualy a pretty slow leak and oil leven lower than seal from memory?
    Check oil level thru side 17mm plug.
    Should be about 10mm below hole.
    Pinky just reaches :eek:

    They are often damp with oil in that area but don't leak as such.
    Sounds as if inspector a bit anal unless there is a lot of oil and nose cone is covered.
    Is considerable leak then the oil can soften the selector joiner pads.

    There is a breather hole at top of nose cone.
    Check it is clear.
    Extra pressure when oil heats up could push a bit more out thru seal.
    I'll try and find a diagram
     
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  5. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    11,953
    Location:
    sunshine coast
  6. Tracee

    Tracee New Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Traralgon
    Thank you all you so much i will see if i can get it on a hoist this weekend and sus it out. New seal arrived today, so hopefully it doesn't cost a fortune to have the mechanic fix it.
     

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