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Old 11-02-2014, 10:58 PM   #11
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I changed my oil today and noticed the same exact thing. I have a 2013 5sp. 26k right where the tranny and motor meet. I whipped it clean to see if it returns next weekend and try to hunt it down.
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I have also noticed this. The previous oil change there was a good amount. This last oil change there was little to none as I recall.

I do believe its the rear main seal. I am not to worried about it as my 95 Mystique, Zetec 5-spd did the same thing. I drove 200k plus miles and it never lost an appreciable amount of oil. Had the original clutch also at 228k miles.
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I have also noticed this. The previous oil change there was a good amount. This last oil change there was little to none as I recall.

I do believe its the rear main seal. I am not to worried about it as my 95 Mystique, Zetec 5-spd did the same thing. I drove 200k plus miles and it never lost an appreciable amount of oil. Had the original clutch also at 228k miles.
I've seen the same residue in the same spot. Wiped it off my 2nd to last oil change and the most recent one it was neglible. I'm up for another just before Winter hits and will make a judgement call on whether to hit the dealer or not.
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Old 11-03-2014, 03:02 PM   #14
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Could be a leak from the oil pan as well. We had ours sealed at 30,000 miles.
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Old 11-10-2014, 08:13 PM   #15
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It's usually the rear main seal. They're on back-order right now, but many local dealers still have them. I bought the last one we had out of my parts department. I'm installing a SPEC clutch and flywheel and replacing the rear main since I noticed residue the last time I did an oil change. I'm just under 59k miles.
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I had a tiny seepage there that was hardly ever noticeable. Now that I'm at 65,000 its bad enough that I'm pretty sure I feel chatter on my clutch in first gear sometimes now. No drips that hit the ground yet, and no noticeable loss between oil changes. I have a 5 speed - manual.

Did any of you guys notice chatter on your clutch when your rear main seal was leaking?
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I had a tiny seepage there that was hardly ever noticeable. Now that I'm at 65,000 its bad enough that I'm pretty sure I feel chatter on my clutch in first gear sometimes now. No drips that hit the ground yet, and no noticeable loss between oil changes. I have a 5 speed - manual.

Did any of you guys notice chatter on your clutch when your rear main seal was leaking?
Are you sure it's coming from the engine seals and not the MTX-75?

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Rear main seal, bad design, its the round seal but it has a plate on it that seals to the oil pan with a 3mm bead of silicon. Covered under powertrain
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