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  1. #11
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    Well it is still leaking in the same area so I am down to the rear main seal as the issue. My repair guy in Denver wants $1500 to pull the transmission, replace the remain seal, half axle boots, transmission seal on it. So I might end up doing it. Yuck!

    But I might check the valve cover again. I didn't see a leaking but I hoping to find one that would be easy to fix.

    Here is a pic I took tonight showing the leaking.
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    $1500 is a lot of money to stop an oil leak, but a pretty fair price to R&R the tranny and replace tranny seals, main seal and half shafts. Just because the valve cover gasket isn't leaking doesn't meant that your oil leak isn't coming from the top end and working its way down. I suggest powdering the engine block with some white flour, almost everyone has some flower in their kitchen cupboard, it's non toxic, non corrosive, bio degradable, cleans off easy and does a great job of marking small oil and coolant leaks. Do avoid dusting the alternator and those other hard to clean electrical things.

    With any luck you could find a leaky line or an easy to fix oozing head plug.

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    So it is the rear main seal. I am going to let the shop do it and replace the subframe, bushings, cv boots, and sway bushing while they are doing it.

    Thanks for all the help. No badge this time Wulf!

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    Sometimes it is better to let someone else do these kind of repairs. Those badges are a bit overrated anyways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nordwulf View Post
    Sometimes it is better to let someone else do these kind of repairs. Those badges are a bit overrated anyways.
    Agreed Wulf!

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