[T3] My 73 square FI Auto trans oil leak?

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Mon May 2 08:46:48 PDT 2022

I leaves a small drip hard to tell how much about the size of a silver
dollar . it drips from the crank seal area about 20 drips then stops so I
add 4 oz every few days.

On Mon, May 2, 2022 at 7:09 AM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> If it drips when parked, you should  be able to see where it drips FROM.
> That narrows down the possibilities a lot.
> How much oil are you seeing? Does it leave a spot on the floor the next
> morning, or a puddle?
> There is a drilling in the case, between the crank seal and the #1 main
> bearing, that's at a rather odd angle. It's possible that it was carefully
> thought
> out so that the crank rotation would tend to pump oil out that hole and
> back
> into the sump.
> Jim
> On 1 May 2022 at 17:42, William Jahn wrote:
> > I watched many times and for some odd reason it does not leak while
> > running, only when sitting parked it drips so I add oil .  The crank is
> > higher than the cam.
> >
> >  Anyone know why other than perhaps the crank seal holds the oil while
> > running because of rotation . It makes no sense to me. I felt it either
> > leaks all the time or doesn't.
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