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Old 06-24-2010, 09:22 PM   #1
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Help: Hole in Oil Canister...

I just reinstalled my rebuilt transmission, took it for a drive less than a mile and noticed I had a oil leak. Lost about 3-4 quarts of oil (est). Put in 5 quarts once I got home since I was not sure how much I lost and the car is now registering as being overfull. I’ll drain some out.

I’m going to order a new canister in the morning, but I doubt I’ll get it in by anytime soon, maybe a week.

I still have some concerns with the oil loss and possible engine damage, but so far logic tells me it should be fine….? Oil still dripping when I got home, hence oil still in the car. I filled it with 5 quarts and car’s digital gauge says it is overfull, why I think I maybe lost 3-4 quarts, takes 8-9 max (all bars are lit, before only 1 bar was lit). Car also sounded great and transmission drove just as good.

I’d like to know if anyone has any thoughts on a temporary fix of the canister, just so I can start her back up again and enjoy my weekend. I was thinking some type of PVC clamp or rubber with a metal clamp? As for how the hole got on the canister…I had over tightened it, torque wrench did not click, I know I know, by hand only going forward….so in my efforts to unscrew it, I must have poked it hole with the tools I used.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:36 AM   #2
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Don't take guesses as to how much oil you dropped or how much to put in. Oil level is crucial, and you have a digital gauge and a dipstick to check. All the bars in the digital display represents only about the last 1.5 quarts of oil, so if you still had 1 bar showing, that means you should only have added a little over one quart, not 5! You can really damage the engine by overtopping that much. Take the time to correctly measure what's in there so that you don't totally screw up your engine.

If I were you, I'd totally drain the oil and start from scratch, so you know exactly how much is in there. If you can't wait a week to run your car, go to a dealer to pick a canister up.
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Old 06-25-2010, 01:42 AM   #3
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dont even think of trying to put a patch on the hole [if it is a hole] just order a new one and wash /wax the car until it arrives
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:53 AM   #4
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Damage to the plastic housing is not unusual; but as mentioned, do not even think about trying to repair it, it won't work. The housing is a common replacement item, so it should not take long to find one..........
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Old 06-25-2010, 05:59 AM   #5
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The alternative to replacing the canister cover

is to install an adapter that allows a "normal" one-piece filter of the type used in most other cars. LNengineering sells one in a kit complete with your first filter. Makes subsequent filter changes easier and you buy filters at your local auto-parts store.
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Thanks guys for the advise. Ordered the canister, $20, will take a week to arrive.

The LNengineering kit looks like my next project, a little strapped for cash at the moment, dropped a couple grand on the tranny.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:06 AM   #7
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tranny repair charges..?

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a little strapped for cash at the moment, dropped a couple grand on the tranny.
Hey Cesar, Good to know that you got the tranny back on the car and it's working fine!

Would you mind sharing the details of the repair, like which components were replaced, labor charges etc..?
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Old 06-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #8
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Hey Cesar, Good to know that you got the tranny back on the car and it's working fine!

Would you mind sharing the details of the repair, like which components were replaced, labor charges etc..?
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I had broken 2nd Gear and damaged the main shaft when the gear broke.

Invoice:

Mainshaft - $525
2nd Gear - $457
3rd Gear Sync Ring - $90
4rd Gear Sync Ring - $90
Input Shaft Seal - $12
Differential Side Seal - $35
Labor to Repair - $1,200
Shipping - $175

Total = $2,583
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Old 06-26-2010, 09:39 AM   #9
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Cesar,

Thank you for the detailed information, the cost of the synchros does not seem too bad...



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I had broken 2nd Gear and damaged the main shaft when the gear broke.

Invoice:

Mainshaft - $525
2nd Gear - $457
3rd Gear Sync Ring - $90
4rd Gear Sync Ring - $90
Input Shaft Seal - $12
Differential Side Seal - $35
Labor to Repair - $1,200
Shipping - $175

Total = $2,583
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is to install an adapter that allows a "normal" one-piece filter of the type used in most other cars. LNengineering sells one in a kit complete with your first filter. Makes subsequent filter changes easier and you buy filters at your local auto-parts store.
+1 I have it on mine with the Napa filter.
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The damage to the canister didn't come from your strap wrench, did it?
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