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Old 03-23-2015, 12:05 PM   #1
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Manual Transmission Leak

A year or so ago I had my indie update my transmission to the newer style fluid.. shortly thereafter I noticed a small leak. Well I did an oil change this weekend and it seems like it hasn't slowed down at all and the shifting is getting notchier.. Doesn't appear to be coming from any drain plugs so I'd guess it's a gasket and maybe the new fluid is thinner. hard to figure out where it's coming from but it's all over the bottom of the transmission. I'm really not interested in pulling the transmission off to fix a gasket...

I took this pic.. there's this plug on the top that looks odd.. what's up with this and does it look like it needs some sort of attention?

Another question.. hope I don't get flamed too badly for this question.. anybody suggest a certain kind if additive that I can throw in there too slow down the leak? I'm gonna pop off fill and level plugs and top it off at a minimum.

I'm gonna set aside easter weekend to deal with this a little more seriously, so I have some time to think about this.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:33 PM   #2
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The top of the transmission has a "Vent' used for venting internal pressure & Shifter alignment. The Red synthetic saab fluid 063 boils in the summer-& Recondenses on top of the transmission, This is normal if you are going to use 063. 063 works great up north, South of the mason Dixon 063 just speeds up transmission failure, Its too thin & turns to vapor in the heat. Usually I drain out Black Boiled over 063 & install normal Syncroshift or its full synthetic Amsoil version. I Don't have a This is better than that opinion, 063 is great up north, The hotter region, The faster 063 boils. That's why Trans oil viscosity needs to be regional. syncroshift synthetic version or not has a higher boiling point than 063, But since your in new York you may just want to reservice what you have with 063 or syncroshift it,
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