My S4 Elan gearbox has a small leak from the front seal. I run Red Line MTL and the box has no other problems. Is there any product that can
be added to the gear box to help the main seals swell up or reduce the leakage? I'm reluctant to pull the box out for a minor leak. I just need to check the gear oil level more often than I like.
CRC Chemical makes a product called "EnginSeal" designed to help engine seals close up. Would it work in a gearbox?
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One of the lower four bolts on the lefthand side as you face the gearbox that secures the bellhousing to the gearbox can develop a leak too. They drilled the tapped hole all the way though into the inside space. It will ooze fluid if it's not glued in upon assembly. Learned that one the hard way.
Hey, that's the bolt that you can get to when the starter is removed quite possibly! You might be able to fix it in situ in a few hours effort. Depends if you can get a wobble socket onto it or not. Guessing there's about a 50/50 chance of that. You can certainly pull the engine out by yourself and reinstall it in 8 hours no problem because I've done it many times before.
If it really is the clutch shaft seal then the pilot bushng in the crank is probably toast too.
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