Weeping gearbox

Discussion in 'Workshop Forum' started by carl, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Russe11

    Russe11 True Classic

    Fiats can be that way...
     
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  2. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    Can't wait to get back to work on the spider and hang out at MIRA where the members are older, more mature....and tend to fall asleep in the middle of a thread if it's nap time.
     
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  3. Paul Stoltze

    Paul Stoltze True Classic

    I always replace those three motor mount bolts with studs. I have experienced leaks and stripped threads due to repeated servicing over the years, and the studs prevent that. Loctite on the stud is enough to seal the threads from leaking.

    Paul
     
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  4. EricH

    EricH Eric Hamilton Moderator

    Location:
    Durham NC, USA
    Meeow.
     
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  5. That person was probably me. That is supposed to be a blind hole but putting a longer bolt in it and binding the shifter always breaks the bottom out of the hole and causes a leak. Either teflon tape or RTV on the stud's threads will seal it up. Flush with brake kleen first.
     
  6. carl

    carl True Classic

    Location:
    Virginia
    I installed a stud with Teflon sealer on the threads and the leak seems to be cured.
     
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