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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: October 12, 2020 07:31AM

the leak is fairly slow --maybe a tablespoon or so after 2 days.

I did not check the tightness of the mounting bolts. is there a torque setting I should check on those?

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 12, 2020 07:43AM

Standard torque for 3/8-18 bolts, I believe.

Al
Georgia

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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 12, 2020 07:46AM

Timothy Shortle Wrote:
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> I am curious how big is this leak? Are you having to add fluid? Are the 4 bolts mounting the trans to the diff. tight? As far as a "professional garage" I would find a Corvair guy. Lowes and Home Depot do not sell automotive repair items IMO.

The urethane sealant is a good sealant for body seams. Windshields can be put in with it. Hard to find urethane sealant at FLAPS. You have to order it and price is much higher.

I also used Reflectix on my Camaro roof after installing Dynamat. Then the headliner went in. Better insulating rating than the felt pads used in the 60s for heat reduction.

Al
Georgia



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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: October 12, 2020 07:50AM

Ok, I Just found from another thread and the manual says 35-50 Ft lbs. I will check them.

I just reviewed this thread: [corvaircenter.com]

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: October 12, 2020 08:05AM

Could well be that the trans to diff gasket is leaking trans fluid or so fault in the diff or trans at that point (crack?). Removal of transmission and replacing the gasket might be the permanent fix.

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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: Bogey72 ()
Date: October 12, 2020 08:57AM

Has anyone ever tried this stuff? Or another one?

Blue Devil Transmission Sealear.

Could this be used safely in my corvair PG??

[www.amazon.com]

Ed Conto
Saratoga Springs, NY
1965 Monza Convertible, PG
Owner since August 2013

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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: Timothy Shortle ()
Date: October 12, 2020 10:14AM

Those bolts are 7/16s thread size. If loose you will know quickly when putting a wrench on them. That stuff (and stuff like it) is "snake oil". Will not fix your leak.

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Re: PG Leak located - how to fix?
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: October 12, 2020 10:19AM

Do NOT use 50 lbs on those bolts going into aluminum. That will strip them out. 35 is standard for a 7/16-14 bolt into aluminum.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 113 Corvairs and counting...

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