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Mazy

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Clutch Seal Leak??
« on: September 25, 2010, 11:31:25 AM »
I have just noticed a small leak coming from the split pin at the bottom of the Verto clutch housing. I have been told it is probably the oil seal.This leak would only be a few drops on the garage floor after the car has been parked. We are going to Tamworth next week & I need to know whether this needs to be attended to before we go. :o Any advice would be appreciated & how difficult is it to replace.

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Re: What do I do with this oil leak B4 Tamworth ???
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 12:34:02 PM »
If its only a small leak your doing alright with an A engine.
I'd just be giving it a good clean and running a bit of black goop/silicone
under where its leaking.

I did that with my one tonner for 6 months and slowly worked my way around the
sump as it kept blowing bit by bit until the donk came out.

Probably not the best long term solution though.

Samm

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Re: What do I do with this oil leak B4 Tamworth ???
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 01:08:31 PM »
Do you mean the pin that is dangling out of a hole at the bottom of the housing.

If so, It is the primary gear oil seal that is leaking oil into the clutch housing.  Ultimatelly, it is a clutch out job to get at the seal.

The problem is you get oil on the clutch and it will start to slip.

Mine has been dripping since I got it 12 months ago.

Once I pull it apart I will be replacing the clutch anyway so I am just going to keep driving it untill it starts to slip.  It has happend to me before on a mini and I drove it for months before I replaced it.  You get a bit of notice as it only starts to slip under high load at first and slowly gets worse.

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Re: What do I do with this oil leak B4 Tamworth ???
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2010, 01:11:19 PM »
Do you mean the pin that is dangling out of a hole at the bottom of the housing.

If so, It is the primary gear oil seal that is leaking oil into the clutch housing.  Ultimatelly, it is a clutch out job to get at the seal.

The problem is you get oil on the clutch and it will start to slip.

Mine has been dripping since I got it 12 months ago.

Once I pull it apart I will be replacing the clutch anyway so I am just going to keep driving it untill it starts to slip.  It has happend to me before on a mini and I drove it for months before I replaced it.  You get a bit of notice as it only starts to slip under high load at first and slowly gets worse.

Nick

If thats the case it sounds like it would be worth letting it leak. As from the very little knowledge I have and from Nicko's clarification sealing it from the bottom would cause the oil to build up and cause the oil on clutch issues to begin sooner...

Samm the nolonger going to provide any form of mechanical advice :P

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Re: What do I do with this oil leak B4 Tamworth ???
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2010, 01:47:50 PM »
Yes Nick it is that pin at the bottom of the housing. Thanks for the bit of reassurance re time frame. All advice most appreciated.

Alan

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Re: What do I do with this oil leak B4 Tamworth ???
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2010, 02:41:51 PM »
I have the same issue with mine but I won't be fixing until after Tamworth. I do however have to do a quick replace on the fuel tank after it sprung a leak all over my garage from a shotty repair by previous owner (glad it happened at home).

 

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