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Old 07-01-2010, 02:07 PM   #1
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There's oil all over the bottom of the tranny, and if I get into boost the clutch starts to slip with any amount of power, not just high power. It's bad enough to be extremely difficult to get going. I can let of the clutch in 1st and sit on the brakes and it won't stall.

However, driving home today (I was at a friends house when all this started) I completely stayed out of boost and it was fine, I had no trouble getting going at all.

I get the feeling the clutch is being sprayed with oil when I hit high boost, which is causing it to slip like a bitch.

Forgive the noob question, but I don't know seals.

Oh also, I just did a clutch job and didn't change the rear main. Epic . Is that what this sounds like?

Also, just a random question, someone recomend me a good, cheap sprung 6 puck. I got the F1 stage 2, and to anyone that hasn't seen that thread, they suck *****. I'm going to keep the pressure plate since it's about 1,000 miles old but replace the disk. Any suggestions?
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rear main seal


what do you mean by "good" 6 puck? cause they are harsh for daily driving. I have one. its ok at first, but when it heats up (over 20 minutes of stop/go traffic or frequent starts/shifts) it becomes a total light switch
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Could have been this one:



Or possibly this one:



But it's your mouth, only you and the seal know for sure.
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rear main seal


what do you mean by "good" 6 puck? cause they are harsh for daily driving. I have one. its ok at first, but when it heats up (over 20 minutes of stop/go traffic or frequent starts/shifts) it becomes a total light switch
Something that holds that's not unbearable. It can be harsh, just not impossible.

Thanks for the help man.
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Could have been this one:



Or possibly this one:



But it's your mouth, only you and the seal know for sure.

He must be a **** if he doesn't even remember who he blows
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Either rear main like 18psi said or input shaft seal on the trans.

Could also be the flywheel bolts if your crank is drilled all the way through. Some are, mine was in fact.
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