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Oil on MT transmission: a concern?

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Hello all,

While switching over to my winter tires this afternoon, I noticed that my transmission appears to be covered in oil, or at least an oily substance. I'm unsure exactly what it is, but am concerned it could be a leak. Here's a picture. The lighter spot is where I rubbed with my finger to see what was on the transmission (MT). Should I be concerned about this? My Focus has about 37k miles.
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· Focus Preacher
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Check my thread on the oil leak for manual tranny...

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=466617


Dealer said no problem (Circuit Ford in Montreal-Nord for you Quantos)... whatever.


I said to the dealer I had oil leak from the MT ... he asked how I know... the oil leak is red.

He told me that the MK3 MTX75 don't use red mt oil??? Is this true?
 

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Yeah, that's more than the "normal" small amount you'd get from a vent at the top.

Have to look at the top side to see where it comes from.
Looks the same as me (the leaks) what you commented...

Pictures don't show seepage consistent with loosing more than a teaspoon full over the life of the car. With a couple quarts in the trans., running low isn't a worry from what I can see.

Could be much less than that, you'd be surprised what a mess a tiny amount of oil can look like once it spreads & gets dirty.
 
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