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

William Jahn willjahn975 at gmail.com
Tue May 3 07:38:48 PDT 2022

I,ve been driving 7 more miles round trip for the last month wifes been in
the hospital, So It is more drive then stop  oil drip  than before. For
this reason I need to add more often.


On Mon, May 2, 2022 at 8:46 AM William Jahn <willjahn975 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
> William
> 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.
>> --
>> *******************************
>> Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
>> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
>> *******************************
>> _______________________________________________
>> VWType3.Org mailing list - type3 at vwtype3.org
>> To unsubscribe or change subscription options, visit:
>> http://lists.vwtype3.org/listinfo.cgi/type3-vwtype3.org
>> If you need more help, contact: gregm at vwtype3.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://lists.vwtype3.org/pipermail/type3-vwtype3.org/attachments/20220503/479b9289/attachment.html>

More information about the type3-vwtype3.org mailing list