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Old 11-02-2012, 01:49 PM   #39
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Originally Posted by PratoN View Post
No. It's not engine oil leaking; it's actually oil from the transmission that's used to lubricate the gears leaking OUT of the transmission. It seeps through the seal and gets onto the clutch. That causes slippage and the car's electronics try to compensate (I can only assume out of normal pre-determined conditions from the engineers) and what you end up getting are these weird grinding noises and RPM flares (low/no power when changing gears due to slippage) and other low-speed driveability jerking/bucking issues.
That is absolutely Spot on too!.

@mthurman - Mine had the exact same issue and my clutches were replaced. Along with the new seals. The difference your car will feel when you get it back is night and day!.
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