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Old 10-18-2008, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Al's540i View Post
IS it hard to change out? Would I need to take it into a shop??

IF it is my rear main seal, is it easy to tell if that's whats leaking?
Well, it's behind the flywheel, so you'd have to remove the transmission, pressure plate, clutch disk, flywheel, and finally the seal. It's a lot of work. If you don't have a lift or don't feel 110% confident in your abilities or experience, it's a job best left to the pros. You also need a few special tools for the job.

If you see oil leaking from the bottom of your bellhousing, there is a good chance the rear main is leaking.
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