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Old 05-15-2010, 06:51 PM   #1
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the 5-speed transmission have a gasket sandwiched beneath the front transmission plate where the front tranny seal is located. were the 6-speed transmissions 'gasketless'?
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it haz a gasket too.
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Just did a 5spd to 6spd swap on a 97... used a the gasket that came off the car the 6spd was on.
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ive been looking at parts diagrams and repair manuals and all kinds of things. I'm not talking about the metal trans plate. After seeing a repair manual, it says to 'apply sealant' to the part, but no mention of a gasket for a 6-speed anywhere, so I'm going to assume it has no gasket.

The 'joint' in question is between the approx 3.5" x 6" aluminum cover which houses the front transmission seal, and the front 1/3 case assembly. It is behind (and rearward of) the release bearing and release lever. Reason I asked was because I didn't see any 'fill grooves' around the perimeter of the cover-to-case mating surface that I would normally expect to see in a liquid gasket situation.
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Bumping this to the top for clarification. I bought the replacement gasket (paper type) for my 5 speed. I am under the assumption that it needs no additional sealer...? It didn't look there was any other type of sealant present when I disassembled it. I just need to find the torque specs for those cover bolts...
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I put RTV on both sides of every gasket because I don't care to do the work to try it again. I've seen no problems in the last two years.
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When I crack open mine yesterday to replace seal, there were no gaskets.
It was pink/redish sealant.

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