November 4, 2012, 6:57 pm
Hi All, I'm new the to the forum and need your advice. I have a '56 plate Focus 1.6 zetec climate (petrol) and in its MOT last week it passed no problems, but one advisory of 'oil leak from gearbox'. The car has been well looked after with FSH and on 64k miles so thought it surely couldn't be that the box was knackered.
Jacked her up today to have a look and this is what I could see. Very hard for me to tell exactly where it's leaking from to be honest. Does anyone have experience of this or know what it could be? The garage that carried out on the MOT said they could look at it but would need to take the box out, which I am obviously very reluctant to do as I know how many hours of labour that would entail!
Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thanks
November 4, 2012, 8:42 pm
the pic shows oil leaking from inside the gearbox seeping out through the join last time my mk1 had that it was the clutch slave cylinder seal had popped and was leaking fluid check youre brake fluid and see if its low it does look like the box will have to be removed im afraid
November 4, 2012, 10:13 pm
If you don't mind me asking, how much did that cost you? I was planning to sell it before the MOT but now it looks like I'm going to have to spend a fair amount sorting it!
November 5, 2012, 11:44 am
well i had a new clutch kit fitted to the car anyway which if it is the cylinder you will have to have done it cost me around £300 at a ford dealers to have it stripped out the clutch slave cylinder/disk/pressure plate replaced and the box rebuilt back up if i may say why sell a good car mate its passed its mot it runs it has a fsh this is just a minor hiccup that can happen on any car
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