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Old 10-18-2008, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by cn90 View Post
Correct diagnosis is they key. How many miles in your car?
I have about 86K miles on my car. The fluid thats leaking don't smells like transmission fluid. To me it smells like regular oil.

OK let me ask this question! If my car is leaking fluids from the bell housing when the engine is just running wouldn't that be the RMS because that seal is on the engine side? That is what my car is doing. I would think that the only time I would see that the Man Trans Seal would be leaking is if I had the car in gear and driving the car with the transmission turning right. Wouldn't that be the seal on the transmission side?

I will also take some pictures inside the bell housing through the plug holes.
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