What is it with these cars ??? just as something goes right (rear seat belts fitted OK
) .............something else goes wrong
I seemed to have solved the previous gearbox oil leak by replacing the gearchange seal at the rear of the 'box - happy days
Took the old girl out for a spin this morning, everything going fine, then all of a sudden after just moving off onto a roundabout - poof - clouds of white smoke and the unforgettable stink of hot gearbox oil.
I stopped and took a quick look underneath and sure enough gearbox oil dripping heavily (not quite pouring) onto the exhaust
So we limped home and i took another quick look underneath, the oil seal i'd replaced - still in place - no apparant problems there, but there is alot of oil much higher up at the backend of the gearbox....
I'm not sure how much oil i lost, i have been back to where it happened and the isn't a pool of oil sitting there
So are there any other seals up there at the backend of the 'box?? is there a breather on a sud gearbox that may have been blocked and finally unblocked under pressure?? I've looked in the haynes manual but thats not really much help.
Any thoughts are most welcome as i really am not looking forward to maybe having to take the engine out to check out the gearbox!!!!