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Oil Leak Located
#1
For the past couple years I've had a small oil leak leaving oil on the driver side of the engine near the bell housing. After several clean and observe attempts showing nothing I resorted to flourescent dye. Whoa nellie, my Fumoto oil drain valve glowed bright. I had thought the oil on it had ds ended from above. Wrong. The oil above had ascended from below and gone sideways no less. That two stroke oil is tricky stuff. Oh wait, I'm using synthetic 4 stroke oil. Maybe that is why it got sideways.

Lesson learned: oil doesn't alway flow down hill, sometimes it gets suckered up.

May your engine stay clean and dry.
Jon Kabbe
1993 coach 337 with Civic towed
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(08-11-2017, 01:56 PM)77newell Wrote: For the past couple years I've had a small oil leak leaving oil on the driver side of the engine near the bell housing. After several clean and observe attempts showing nothing I resorted to flourescent dye. Whoa nellie, my Fumoto oil drain valve glowed bright. I had thought the oil on it had ds ended from above. Wrong. The oil above had ascended from below and gone sideways no less. That two stroke oil is tricky stuff. Oh wait, I'm using synthetic 4 stroke oil. Maybe that is why it got sideways.

Lesson learned: oil doesn't alway flow down hill, sometimes it gets suckered up.

May your engine stay clean and dry.

Baby powder works well for finding oil leaks also.
1995 # 390
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#3
Returning from a 400 mile trip, I noticed droplets of oil on my drive axle flare.
   

An inspection revealed the transmission output shaft seal could be the culprit.  So, today I set out to replaced the seal.  The drive shaft was removed at the transmission.  It is VERY heavy.
   

Next the output flange was removed and revealed rust and other debris which may have caused failure.  It does have 200,000 miles.  Richard suggested I check balance of the shaft (he is so smart) but i put a dial indicator on the shaft and did not see alarming movement of the splined shaft.
   

A new seal was installed and the flange replaced.  Next the drive shaft had to be bolted up.  I could not lift it and had to resort to a floor jack and what little strength i have left.  I needed help with all this.
   

The seal was $67 and all is back together.  This is not a project for the average guru, as I said , I had help.

Thought some of you might like to see the rear of the transmission and the process of seal replacement.  some of the pictures are oriented incorrectly so turn your head!!  The output shaft is 2" in diameter.
Gordon Jones
2000-45'-2slide-#567
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#4
Nice job, thanks for the pics!
Richard and Rhonda Entrekin
99 Newell, 512
Subaru Outback Toad
Inverness, FL (when we're home Cool )
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#5
You're Batman!

Clarke and Elaine Hockwald
1982 Newell Classic, 36', 6V92 TA
2001 VW Beetle Turbo
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Cannondale F600
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