<VV> Differential oil leak

N. Joseph Potts pottsf at msn.com
Tue Mar 22 09:54:14 EST 2005

Pulling transaxle from engine is not THAT hard. Consider: you do NOT have to
drain lubricant from transaxle to do this. Leak at the input-shaft seal is
more likely than leak at engine main seal (both drain through hole in bottom
of bell housing, but lubricant is different). In any case, input-shaft seal
MUST ALWAYS be changed up on power-train removal, so, again, separate
transaxle from engine. And again, you do not have to drain lubricant.

Joe Potts
Miami, Florida USA
1966 Corsa coupe 140hp 4-speed with A/C

-----Original Message-----
From: virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org
[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org]On Behalf Of Ewell Mills
Sent: Monday, March 21, 2005 12:37 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> Differential oil leak

Just helped a friend pull the drive train from a 65 Monza 110 4 Speed.  He
had an oil leak, and had been told that it probably was the front seal.  On
pulling the drivetrain we discovered that the top cover on the differential
was covered in oil.  What causes this to happen and what should I do to fix
it.  I suspicion that the vent is somehow stopped up, or the differential,
transmission was overfilled at one time.  I have a new gasket for the cover.
Any ideas?

Also, now that we have the drive train out, is there some way short of
pulling the transmission differential apart from the engine to determine if
the front seal may also be leaking. (Had ordered that also to have on hand).
Thanks fot any helpful suggestions.

Cecil Mills
Cocoa, Fl.

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