Date: Mon, 3 May 2004 22:23:41 +0100
From: "SAABurger" <furnyburgernospamorld.com>
Subject: Re: Oil leak


"Axel Schaefer" <postnospamerode.de> wrote in message news:c7695n$fbt$1nospamne.de... > I went to my mechanic and he told me, that the oil runs from the > gasket between gearbox and motor. The gasket is cheap, but it will > take the mechanic about 2 hours to change the gasket and to remount > the gearbox. So I decided to fill up the gearbox oil and will have > the gasket changed next month. FWIW, my understanding (from this newsgroup) is that the usual leak in this area is from the crankshaft seal rather than the gearbox. I'm not saying that the problem (in either Kristian's or Axel's case) isn't with the gearbox, just that the crankshaft seal is the normally cited culprit. If I'm wrong, then I'm sure SKS will correct me. With an oil leak of any volume, it should be simple to discover which oil is leaking by monitoring both the engine dipstick and the gearbox dipstick. HTH Adrian

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