so i pulled my motor upgraded to a 3.4 put a new clutch in and cleaned the trans off (this is a getrag 5spd), the trans wasnt leaking before but now that everything is back together it is, at first i thought it was a rear main but i checked the dip stick and the speed sensor level and there was almost no fluid in the trans. i have come to the conclusion that its the input shaft seal/bearing.
i DID check this when the trans was out as i saw RD thread on adapting a later model bearing to our trans but everything looked great otherwise i would have fixed it while it was out. the trans has 180k on it.
is there a way to seal the leak without pulling the trans? i read that the trans up to 87 used 5w30 as a lubricant when in 88 they went to syncrotech. i refilled my trans with high mileage 5w30 in hopes to swell and seal the leak although if its a crack in the casing (which i dont believe as i didnt see one) thats out the window. i have forgone driving untill i can fix this so i dont wipe out my new clutch. i also REALLLLLY dont want to pull all this apart again even though having pulled several dozen cradles i can say im pretty good at it and can have it out and back in within a day. but why do it if you dont have to right?
any help is great, thank you in advance for advice.
[This message has been edited by Niterrorz (edited 10-02-2013).]