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Old 05-30-2007, 11:15 AM   #21
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wait...what!! that hole is intentionally there?
Yup, that's what I said...I'd have to double-check, but I believe that's precisely where the weep hole is...Mazda put it at the bottom of the bellhousing so that you wouldn't turn your dry clutch setup into a wet clutch.
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Old 05-30-2007, 11:55 AM   #22
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alrity, well i guess i'm gonna find out exactly how hard jb weld gets.....thanks for saving my tranny; i'm kinda anxious to see how much oil comes out.
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Probably not much. This would just be the bit of tranny oil that leaks past the tranny seal (behind the input shaft) and whatever engine oil leaks past the rear main seal.

My guess would be more engine oil past the rear main than tranny oil.
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Late to the party...

I was thinking someone stole your tranny fluid...
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Still haven't ruled that out...
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:51 PM   #26
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Hmmm, maybe the old Buick "Dynaflow" wasn't originally intentional.:gay:
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Old 05-30-2007, 09:06 PM   #27
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I was thinking someone stole your tranny fluid...
HAH!! I opened up the hole and removed the level bolt and the fluid dripped right out onto my forehead. I couldn't help to feel joy while the tranny fluid creeped down my face.
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:03 PM   #28
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lol @ this thread. Honestly I wondered what that hole was myself, now I know thanks.
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Old 05-31-2007, 01:28 PM   #29
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HAH!! I opened up the hole and removed the level bolt and the fluid dripped right out onto my forehead. I couldn't help to feel joy while the tranny fluid creeped down my face.
Sounds like a transmission money shot. Glad you are happy.
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So...the tranny is STILL leaking...no?
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Old 06-01-2007, 02:53 AM   #32
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there's oil around the engine-tranny area. i know i had a oil before from my sensor in the back of the engine so i replaced that seal, but i'm pretty sure there's oil leaking from someplace else though. there was a tiny tiny bit of oil in the bottom of the bell housing when i opened it, not enough to come pouring out. as for the other leak, its not major enough to worry about it now. i usually have to add less than a 1/4 of a quart in 2 weeks so i'm not worried. i'm just glad there's no leaks from the turbo
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if you are getting oil dripping out of that weep hole that you jbwelded up, it is 99% of the time going to be either the rear main seal or the front transmission seal. Do you know if it was tranny oil or engine oil? You can tell by the smell ... tranny/diff oil has an oddly sweet smell to it compared to motor oil which you can get a whiff of by taking off the oil fill cap off after driving and sticking your nose down thurr
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