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Old 03-26-2010, 10:20 AM   #1
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troubles - oil leak ... ;-(((

Oil leak from the engine. Anybody has a clue where the oil is leaking here from?


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Old 03-26-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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It looks like the leak is between the engine and transmission, which means either the rear main seal (RMS) or the Intermediate Shaft oils seal (IMS).
To repair (replace), the gearbox & clutch have to be removed for access to both oil seals.
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Old 03-27-2010, 12:18 PM   #3
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had it diagnosed today, rear main seal needs replacement. Will have the clutch done at the same time.
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Old 03-27-2010, 02:33 PM   #4
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Since you're going to be in there, you can update the IMS bearing for a few more Euros and take the guess work out of that potential problem. Your situation is the ideal time to address the issue...at least have a knowledgeable tech pull the cover and see what the bearing condition is.
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