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I have been offered today $14,000 for a trade in on my bmw318i. I sent the company a heap of photos and said it was fine. But to be honest there is one problem. Its the gearbox, its leaking oil, not from the pan gasket but from the bellhousing. I want to know as wrong as this is, is there a sylicone or anything i can spread around the bellhousing that will stop the leak for awhile? I am pretty sure i will take this offer since i do not believe i will be getting that price off ebay.
If not how hard is it to remove the gearbox? i have to remove the engine first right ?and wat sort of $$$ would i be looking at?
I know its not the torque converter seal since i had that changed when i had a new engine put in her.
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how bad is the leak again?

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fairly minimal, and seems to come only after it has been drove around, i just dont want any oil on the ground when i sell it
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Manual or auto?

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Originally posted by mmclaren@Mar 15 2005, 07:41 AM
I have been offered today $14,000 for a trade in on my bmw318i. I sent the company a heap of photos and said it was fine. But to be honest there is one problem. Its the gearbox, its leaking oil, not from the pan gasket but from the bellhousing. I want to know as wrong as this is, is there a sylicone or anything i can spread around the bellhousing that will stop the leak for awhile? I am pretty sure i will take this offer since i do not believe i will be getting that price off ebay.
If not how hard is it to remove the gearbox? i have to remove the engine first right ?and wat sort of $$$ would i be looking at?
I know its not the torque converter seal since i had that changed when i had a new engine put in her.
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It's probably the pump seal. The pump is behind the torque converter. There is stuff on most auto parts shelves that say they will stop minor leaks in transmissions. Find one, pour it in and see if that works. You don't have to remove the engine, but the trans probably has to come out to repair the leak.

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on a scale of 1-10 how hard is it to remove the transmission
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its not that hard with a lift. is it leaking oil or ATF? if its oil then its prolly your rear main seal
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The oil is red so it would be ATF
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removing the tranny in your own garage is a pain in the ass! and how are you getting 14g for a 318? do i not know everything about your car?

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yeah man, i been offered not much more than $6,000 on a trade in for my 325is, how is that possible?? i want the number of the guy who's giving you this much!!! maybe i can get $16,000!! :P

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how are you getting that much for a 318?

are you in australia or something?

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yeah im aussie
a 325i over here u would get around $25000 au for a 1996 model which is $18500 lol, but you cant export your cars over here because you dont know which side to put your steering wheel on
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