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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tranny leak

I think my brainstorm tranny vent fix now is making my tranny leak.
I used 2 small bellows, rubber, acordian type, closed expansion vent things from a atv differential and thought they would work fine.

Now I find my new bright red Redline Shockproof gearlube leaking on the ground.
Looked at the bellows and they were fully expanded and I could see the red oil in them. My guess is they made enough pressure to make the tranny leak.
Now I have to clean, inspect, tighten the bolts behind the brake disc. If I'm lucky I wont have to remove the whole tranny.
Is there a gasket if I have to split the tranny?


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post #2 of 47 (permalink) Old 05-05-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Re: Tranny leak

No gasket.I used permetex ultra grey on mine when it started weeping through the case halves. Have not had an issue since.



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Re: Tranny leak

I've run the same bellows on mine for about 4 years. Racing and all......no issues.

I use the black RTV to seal my halves. No issues.

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Re: Tranny leak

Thanks guys, Any thoughts on fixing the leak w/o splitting the tranny?


2007 HMF customized Revolt (exhaust, fuel controller, wrap, bumpers and narrowed suspension for GNCC racing).
Full hand controls, separate braking, DWT beadlocks, 2:1 steering quickener,
Fireball Billet hubs, Holeshot ATR's and Unisteer electric power steering, swaybars and Tatum rack.

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Re: Tranny leak

Nope! Not if you want it done right. Pull it, split it, get to know your tranny, seal it back up, stuff it back in. You will know it's done right and learn more about your high maintenance transmission. Be sure to talk nicely to it while you are violating it!

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Re: Tranny leak

Ok, so if I remember correctly, the secondary is the easy one to get off. Correct?
Is there anyplace to lube on the secondary?
Just got a new $20 can of comet clutch lube.


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Full hand controls, separate braking, DWT beadlocks, 2:1 steering quickener,
Fireball Billet hubs, Holeshot ATR's and Unisteer electric power steering, swaybars and Tatum rack.

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Re: Tranny leak

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Nope! Not if you want it done right. Pull it, split it, get to know your tranny, seal it back up, stuff it back in. You will know it's done right and learn more about your high maintenance transmission. Be sure to talk nicely to it while you are violating it!
I have to agree. If it is leaking you need to pull it and reseal it. There is not a lot of oil in them and a band-aid repair could cost you a gearbox.

You might want to think about replacing the bearings in the gearbox while you are there. They were built with Chinese bearings. No offense, although Chinese bearings are dimensionally correct their bearing steel just isn't built to last as long as some of the others. We have heard of and seen bearing flaking and pitting failures in the boxes. I can get you a good bearing and seal kit if you decide to replace them. It is something that I have put together here at Red Rock Powersports.

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Re: Tranny leak

Splitting the case is easy. I put mine on saw horses with the output shaft down and everything stays in place. Clean and inspect. The worst part is getting it lined back up. I would scribe a line around the rectangle opening on the back mounting plate so it is close when you reinstall it. This helps save some time.



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Re: Tranny leak

I can tell you that last time I was at Little Sahara with all the guys, my tranny started to weep the red oil out of the top of the case a little... Sandracer1 had some of that permetex ultra grey silicone, so we cleaned up the area with Alcohol and wiped a small amount over the area that was leaking.... It is still there going on the second season and no longer leaking...

I still have not pulled my case apart yet.. Mine is still pretty new.... After this season, it will definitely come apart for Inspection..This winter was enough with the Motor swap..LOL This season I just drained all the redline shock oil and replace with 12oz of new..... That permetex ultra grey silicone is a great band aid...LOL
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Re: Tranny leak

Thanks again guys, I got a race next saturday. Going to top it off then put a breather catch can on it. Monitor for further leaking. Tear it down before the June race.


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Full hand controls, separate braking, DWT beadlocks, 2:1 steering quickener,
Fireball Billet hubs, Holeshot ATR's and Unisteer electric power steering, swaybars and Tatum rack.
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