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Finally after doing belts and servicing ,put wheels back on and moved car to check clutch etc,
smoke from engine bay !!
It turned out to be gearbox oil leaking from the nearside drivshaft oil seal on the transmission,
when looked at from below you can see a tiny band of shiny steel as if it isnt driven 'home' properly,
it also isnt locked in place,if you disconnect ball joints etc you can move it by hand in and out,with a big loss of fluid
the seal and splined shaft look good..
should there be any sort of circlip or retaining clip on the shaft that locks it in the fully engaged position thus stopping any leaks????
there is a groove as the splines start om the smooth shaft and appears to be a matching groove within transmission housing.
if there should be a circlip i cant see it in the haynes pics ..
Can anyone enlighten me and provide link to buy one if i do need a circlip/retainer.
Edited by vincentfishing, 13 June 2019 - 05:11 PM.