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transmission oil seal

Postby gregd » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:30 pm

Fellows,

New to Alpine world and restoring an SV. While working on car I filled the tranny up with oil.
Istarted jacking up the front of the car and oil ran out of the tail of the tranny. I assume this
is not good. Is there a seal there that goes bad? The driveshaft is not in. and no oil came out when
car was on the ground. The car has been sitting in a garage for a long time before I got it.
Thanks for any help.

Greg D.

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Re: transmission oil seal

Postby 65sunbeam » Sat Jul 11, 2015 7:52 pm

Hi Greg
Welcome! What happened is perfectly normal-without the driveshaft in place, when the transmission is tilted at an angle, the oil will come out the tail shaft!
At least you didn't get a face full of oil-happened to me once.....
Eric
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Re: transmission oil seal

Postby JoeMcC » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:45 am

Greg,

Eric's right about the oil pouring out, but there is a seal there that should be looked at as long as you have access. If that is bad you'll have a leak later on.

Joe

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Re: transmission oil seal

Postby gregd » Mon Jul 13, 2015 4:10 pm

Thanks guys. So I assume the driveshaft yoke slides inside the seal with kind of a
pressure fit to keep it from leaking. Thankfully it was level when I pulled the shaft out.
Normally I would have gotten the shower.

Greg D.


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