Originally Posted by mthurman
Is there much of a chance that oil is getting into the transmission?
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.
2012 FF Ti HB Kona Blue, Built 5/24/2011, 401A + Ti Handling Package, Parking Technology Package, Winter Package, Moonroof, and MFT w/NAV at v3.6 75k miles and counting...