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So I took it apart again. I did as you said and found the breather with a mirror. It was dirty, but dry. There was no fluid up there. I took a paper towel and wiped it clean, then thumped it a couple times with my finger to make sure it could move freely. I also filled it to exact capacity after letting it drain for about 45 minutes. I measured 2.9L and filled it up. I think gave it one more pump from the fluid, which caused it to start leaking out the fill plug. I let it sit for ~30 minutes until it completely stopped, and closed it up. The leak is still there. At this point I think I'
Do you think it's actually likely that oil would be coming from there? My biggest concern is that maybe the seal isn't seated properly. I bought both seals listed in the PET diagram -- there's a 70mm and a 68.2mm. It's not clear from the diagram which was supposed to be used. Looking online the 68.2 is the "right" seal which would be passenger side on the car, but since the transmission is in "backwards" it would actually be the driver's side. When I pulled the old seal I took both new ones and compared them to make sure I was using the one that matched. The 68.2mm was the same size as what I
I have a 2006 997.1. Recently I noticed that the plastic cover at the rear of the car was covered in oil. After pulling it it was obvious that it was gear oil from the transmission, and that it appeared to have come from the left (driver's) side axle. I pulled the halfshaft and replaced the seal. I then refilled the transmission and the leak has not gone away. I figured I screwed up on the seal, and replaced it a second time just to make sure I hadn't lost the tension spring or whatever but that didn't do anything. My next thought is that it was probably overfilled. The book states 2.9l, b