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Old September 18th 16, 11:30 PM posted to rec.autos.makers.vw.aircooled
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Default How to fix this leak? Doesn't look good...

On Monday, March 11, 2002 at 11:54:58 AM UTC-8, wrote:
> Hi y'all. I was outside yesterday and noticed a small puddle under
> the bug near the back kinda closer to the passenger side than the
> driver's side. Today I was outside had gotten back from driving the
> bug around some. It had been parked maybe an hour or so. I noticed
> another puddle. I looked more closely. It's leaking fluid from the
> boot that covers where the passenger side drive axle meets the
> um...differential. Know where I'm talking about? What does the
> differential use for fluid? I'm 100% in the dark about the inner
> workings of the transmission/differential on a bug. Does it somehow
> use some of the motor oil I add to the engine? Or do I fill it up
> separately, and if so what do I use to fill it up? Regular motor oil
> or...? The bug has been astonishing a lot of people recently with its
> offroad capabilities but I'm afraid this is a side effect of some of
> that abuse. How do I fix this leak? Is it doable in my driveway or
> should I take it to a shop? Need any special tools? Web page for the
> procedure on how to fix something like this? As of today we put the
> house back up on the market so we can get a house with a garage...
> How long can I keep adding fluid every couple of days and not have
> this become more expensive to fix? I'd appreciate any and all
> suggestions except "keep it on the road." ;-) Thanks!
>
> Travis (Shaggie)
> '63 VW Baja Beetle in progress
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I have a 67 square back motor that's leaking between the cylinder and the head can I retorque the head to stop the leak the cylinders are new and the heads are in good shape.
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