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i own a 156 2.0L t spark selespeed(2000).i can drive in a normal manor until the car heats up a little,then it gets stuck in gear.if i turn the engine off for a few mins it will go back into (n) and be ok for a min or two then will do the same.it only seems to not change gear mwhen warm.i have taken the pump off and had it tested by a hydraulics specialist and they said it was in PERFECT working condition.there were not any seals on the connecting pipes!!.also the pump and surround areas where covered in fluid.does anyone know where i can get these seals from and how much selespeed oil i will need to refill and bleed the system?

would just like to add that my brother bought this car last week and only paid 1000 uk pounds for it.the seller was a t***t and sold him a lemon.although it did make the 5 mile journey home with no probs whatsoever!.what a fantastic looking car tho eh?interior is immaculate and sooo sexy.lol
 

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The whole system holds 0.6L
So a 1L bottle will be plenty.

Most of the fluid in that area is probably from the breather pipe, not a leak.

The only seal is on the banjo bolt on the larger pump connector (p/n 10261160 @ about 40p).
What seals do you think are missing and where do you think you are loosing fluid from?

The lost ATF fluid helps prevent rust in that area, so not all bad news!
 

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aparently there are soposed to be rubber "o" ring washers between the pipes that connect to the pump.im guessing that the leak was coming from there.hard to tell really as it was everywhere.lol.im hoping that these washers are the problem because after reading the forum on selespeed it scared me!the car only owes me 250 pound so il spend 500 trying to put it right failing that il opt for triyng to fit a manual box to the engine if that is at all possible.
 

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I'm sure there are no rubber "O" rings on the pump connections.
The smaller pipe is a connection similar to a brake pipe, so no "O" rings there.
The larger pipe is a banjo bolt with just the one seal on the bolt, which is probably a copper washer.
 

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i can see your point about the rubber o ring washers.nowhere for them to go.so it should be just (1?)copper washer on the banjo?aslo should mention i had a diagnostic on the engine and came back faultless.no errors at all.someone told me that the gearbox casing somtimes warps and this can cause it not to change gear.could this be true?
 

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...it should be just (1?)copper washer on the banjo?
That is all that is listed for it.
The washer goes onto the bolt first, then the bolt passes through the banjo into the pump.

Obviously any damage to the mating surfaces could result in a leak, but the banjo connection is only the feed from the tank, it is not under any pressure.
It is the brake pipe type connection that is subject to the full 50 bar pressure.
 

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someone told me that the gearbox casing somtimes warps and this can cause it not to change gear.could this be true?
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early selespeed boxes had a weak point in the casing, there was a modification in 1999, but you can never be sure if this mod has been done. Only when you take it apart you can see the difference.
 

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i own a 156 2.0L t spark selespeed(2000)....

...would just like to add that my brother bought this car last week and only paid 1000 uk pounds for it.the seller was a t***t and sold him a lemon.although it did make the 5 mile journey home with no probs whatsoever!
It is a 1999 car, not 2000 (it was first registered 4th June 1999).
So it is a very early Selespeed.

Presumably that 5-miles was on a trailer or on private land because it looks like the car isn't taxed at the moment (SORN until October 2009)...
 

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I am afraid that it is the phantom broken piece inside the casing !
just hope I am wrong ... but a broken release bearing is possible, in both cases the box has to come off.. good luck !
 

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Before you go that far, change the brake pedal switch, I've seen a couple of these temp related problems come down to a 10 quid part, the switch gets dirt in and breaks one of the 2 contacts it's there for, the brake lights and the signal to the Sele ECU to tell it the car is slowing and to drop a gear.
 

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Before you go that far, change the brake pedal switch, I've seen a couple of these temp related problems come down to a 10 quid part, the switch gets dirt in and breaks one of the 2 contacts it's there for, the brake lights and the signal to the Sele ECU to tell it the car is slowing and to drop a gear.
Thats a good one !!!
 

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It is a 1999 car, not 2000 (it was first registered 4th June 1999).
So it is a very early Selespeed.

Presumably that 5-miles was on a trailer or on private land because it looks like the car isn't taxed at the moment (SORN until October 2009)...
the car was driven back on trade plates,and was fine.i spoke to my brother and he said it only started playing up when "city" mode was engaged.

further investigation has reveled that there were infact washers on the banjo.they are silver steel ones and one is scored.should there be 2 of them?thanks for everyones comments.and thanks to david c.:thumbs:
 

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...further investigation has reveled that there were infact washers on the banjo.they are silver steel ones and one is scored.should there be 2 of them?
There is only one listed.
I can't remember exactly what the washer looked like.

But remember the banjo connection is not under high pressure.
It is just the gravity feed from the tank.
 

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i see.so just the brake line type connector is under pressure?could i use some plumbers tape to help seal it?ive ordered some celeste cs oil for tomorrow,not the cheapest oil per litre.lol

ive checked the pipes and there are no cracks or splits.could it be possible that the banjo connector could be sucking air into the system?
 
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