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Gearbox Oil Everywhere

#1 User is offline   Y0ungn1ck 

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:34 AM

The Puma is leaving puddles of gearbox oil everywhere. I have just had the clutch replaced so hoping that it is only the gearbox breather the wrong way round or that the mechanic has over filled the gearbox when he changed the oil. There is an awful lot of oil - could it be anything more serious ?
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

Check your Driveshaft seals. I had to replace mine a few months after changing my clutch.




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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:23 PM

As you have said make sure breather is pointing forward(the direction cars drives) or it will dribble onto top of box and run down the sides.

Let us know how you get on.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:33 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.
Hopefully it was the two classic errors. The breather was pointing to the engine and the mechanic had filled the gearbox up to the filler hole. Now corrected and oil cleaned off. Will keep an eye on it for a week or so just to make sure that the problem is solved.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 05:45 PM

Sounds like your problems sorted.

All the best.

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:52 AM

View PostY0ungn1ck, on 03 December 2013 - 05:33 PM, said:

Thanks for the suggestions.
Hopefully it was the two classic errors. The breather was pointing to the engine and the mechanic had filled the gearbox up to the filler hole. Now corrected and oil cleaned off. Will keep an eye on it for a week or so just to make sure that the problem is solved.


HI! I have the same problem like you and I want to ask you something! You say that the mechanic had filled the gearbox up to the filler hole. I make the same and now I have same problem!
How many gearbox oil is needed?
Thank you!

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 09:54 AM

And one more thing - Please tell me right position of a gearbox breather! Thank you!

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Posted 22 February 2015 - 01:01 PM

There is a picture in the gallery. Under engine.
Gearbox should not be filled right up to the hole, it should have I think from memory a level 5-10mm below that filler hole.
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Posted 01 March 2015 - 06:09 PM

Gearbox takes 2.8L

I was always told to fill until it comes out of the filler hole

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 08:25 AM

View Postzsdom, on 01 March 2015 - 06:09 PM, said:

Gearbox takes 2.8L

I was always told to fill until it comes out of the filler hole


NO !! Not in the Puma - fill to just below the hole. I believe my mechanic used the short end of an Allen Key in the hole to judge the level. After he changed the breather to the correct position, with the arrow pointing to the front of the car, and adjusted the gearbox oil level we have had no further problem.

This post has been edited by Y0ungn1ck: 02 March 2015 - 08:27 AM

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