Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:26:52 -0700
Reply-To: Mark McCulley <markmcculley@GMAIL.COM>
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From: Mark McCulley <markmcculley@GMAIL.COM>
Subject: Re: replacing transmission selector shaft seal
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I checked the vent tube, it's not kinked or clogged. And the transmission
is not overfilled, in fact the oil level is down about 10-12mm from the
bottom of the fill hole. Next step is to replace the seal. And refresh the
oil while I'm at it.
On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 7:01 AM, Mark McCulley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Thanks Dennis. I'll check the fluid level and vent tube. There's no reason
> I can think of that the transmissions would overheat, still have the stock
> 2.1L and don't pull a trailer. I did switch the type of oil I use a few
> years back, 3 years ago I switched from Redline to Delvac and then a year
> later I switched back to Redline when I installed a driveshaft decoupler.
> Both oils are synthetic 75W90. The transmission has just under 200K total
> miles, 80K since rebuild (I don't know if seal was replaced then or not).
> On Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 7:08 PM, Dennis Haynes <email@example.com>
>> Yes this seal is easy to replace. However its leaking is usually a
>> symptom of something else going on. There is also an insert-bushing behind
>> it that may be cracked. Make sure the transmission is not overfilled and
>> that the vent tube is not kinked or otherwise clogged. This seal never sees
>> enough action that it should wear out. For it to go bad is a sign the
>> transmission has been over heating.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Vanagon Mailing List [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
>> Of Mark McCulley
>> Sent: Monday, July 25, 2016 9:26 PM
>> To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM
>> Subject: replacing transmission selector shaft seal
>> My '87 has transmission oil leaking from where the selector shaft enters
>> the transmission case. Is it fairly straight forward to replace the seal
>> with the transmission installed? This is a syncro if it makes a difference.
>> I see van-cafe has a write-up here:
>> seems like it's not particularly difficult.
>> Seattle, WA
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