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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2014, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking from final drive

Hey all. Seems the leak I'm trying to fix is behind the final drive bevel. Seems to be leaking from somewhere around the locknut?

The picture shows the area in question. It's all been blown out with compressed air, so I'm waiting for the oil to start leaking again.

Any ideas what it is? How to fix?

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That part is suppose to have oil, your cap is most likely just not seated properly. Just wanted to note that that is the front bevel gear and not the final drive.


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Okay. It leaked pretty well, spilling probably half quart over a week.

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Think I should clean it up and run a thin line of gasket around the mating surface?

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Just taped the bevel up after cleaning and clear coated it. Hopefully it'll dry and seal it. The leak was actually coming from between the chrome and black plastic, not the rim of the bevel

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Just taped the bevel up after cleaning and clear coated it. Hopefully it'll dry and seal it. The leak was actually coming from between the chrome and black plastic, not the rim of the bevel

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Mine was leaking between the chrome cap and the black plastic. I separated them, cleaned them up real good and used the oil resistant rtv to seal them up. Has leaked a drop since.

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