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Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:13 pm
by Eric2205
Leaving my Scimitar garage I found that the few drops of oil that I have under the diferential have turned into a lot of oil
A priori the leak is at the front of the rear axle

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Added oil is not complicated but I would like to solve this problem.
Can you tell me if it's complicated to do? If it's just a seal to change?

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:33 pm
by peter freeman
A seal - th4ere are a number of threads on the site which will tell you how to do it - sorry I don't have the time at the moment to write it out for you

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm
by Eric2205
Thanks for the answer, I will search the forum

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:36 pm
by Old and Slow
Hardest part for me was getting the old seal out without the proper tool.
IIRC some diffs use a collapsible spacer that goes inside so that torquing up the flange is a solid job. You might need a new one.

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:00 pm
by Eric2205
A new one ? a new diférential ?

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:51 pm
by peter freeman
Not axle or diff - collapsible spacer - long time since I had to replace a seal and that was on a Coupe. The main thing to do is mark where the nut is before you remove it then you can tighten it up to the same position. You also need something to stop the flange from turning when you apply the force to undo and redo the nut - I used a bar ( or length of angle iron ) screwed in the flange bolt holes and jammed against the chassis ( or ground ). The seal I have always removed with a ( large ) screw driver. Get it right and the fitted collapsible spacer should survive.

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:45 pm
by Roger Pennington

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:51 pm
by scimjim
Just added that post to the end of the seal discussion in the FAQ section here.

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:08 pm
by Eric2205
Thank you very much for all informations

Rear axle oil leak

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:01 pm
by Old and Slow
Peter,
Thanks for clarifying my comment on the collapsible spacer; I did the same with mine - marked the position of the nut and re-fitted the flange after replacing only the seal. Diff is still working OK.