Date: 13 Jun 2006 13:44:04 GMT
From: John B <>
Subject: Re: bad drivetrain sounds (c900)

On 12 Jun 2006 18:36:46 GMT, Dave Hinz <> wrote: > > I know it when I see it by location but I'm not sure how to describe. > Low on the gearbox, and the one that doesn't drain the engine oil. > Ok, since I have no drain plug, I figured I could at least take off the dipstick and make sure there's actually oil inside. The dipstick was way harder to get off than I expected (screwed on tight with exhaust header pipe in the way), but I prevailed with only superficial injuries. The oil level is perfectly fine. I did however (earlier yesterday, before the dipstick project) notice liquid dripping a little bit from the bottom of the differential. It looked like clean oil, which would be consistent with transmission oil. But my car also leaks lots of PS fluid, so it's hard to be certain. > > Hm, it's starting to sound like a hassle. It might be better to have > that specialist take a listen. Either way, yeah, you probably want a > new gasket for that cover. You can permatex it but getting it clean > enough while it's in the car and your face is up against the exhaust > system isn't fun. Well, I could order a gasket today and have it by the weekend. Is the side cover you're talking about the one that the dipstick comes out of? Or is it the one a bit further forward? Either way, they're relatively accessible (since this car is NA). > Please try not to drop the car on yourself either > way, OK? > Don't worry, I'm totally paranoid about that. John -- Posted via a free Usenet account from

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