1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Leak from bell housing or sump?

Discussion in 'TD5' started by srod, Apr 21, 2015.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. srod

    srod New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    My first post here, hello all, hopefully this is an easy one you...

    I've got an '03 Td5 110 Defender. I just discovered a new leak this morning:

    [​IMG]

    Is this oil that has collected in the bell housing leaking out, or is it leaking from the sump, I can't quite make out the assembly by looking at the workshop manual.

    If it's oil from the bell housing, how could it have got there?

    Can someone confirm that the two square-slot-headed bolts are the bell housing wading plugs? If so - I want to undo them and see what comes out.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. jabber

    jabber Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    You'd be safe to remove the wade plugs. Either the two square-head or the one in the bottom right of the above picture (on the bell housing, believe it's a 13 or 14mm).

    If oil pours out of either of them, you'll need a new rear crank seal. Or if you have an inspection camera, poke it in the bell housing to look around.
     
  3. srod

    srod New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2015
    Posts:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for the reply.

    Took out the lower centre plug this morning - thankfully oil didn't pour out.

    Looking inside the hole - the left hand side of the bell housing interior was bone dry, the right hand side was oily - not loads but definitely wet. What is on this side that it could have come from? Actually the outside of the housing is covered in oily engine-cheese from a leak higher up, possibly the rocker cover - is it possible this is getting from the outside in?

    Cheers!
     
  4. jabber

    jabber Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Posts:
    107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Colorado
    Could be from the rocker cover (highly likely); or even the FPR. The gaskets occasionally need replacing on both and could give you a wet clutch.
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >