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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-26-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking Tranny fluid... question

So... leaking tranny fluid. I did a change to synthetic ATF for the 3HP22 ZF box in my spider... now I get a pretty decent drip.

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If I remove the drive shaft.. can I replace the seal with the tranny in the car? If I change to a non synthetic any thoughts if the situation might improve?

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So... leaking tranny fluid. I did a change to synthetic ATF for the 3HP22 ZF box in my spider... now I get a pretty decent drip.



Question...



If I remove the drive shaft.. can I replace the seal with the tranny in the car? If I change to a non synthetic any thoughts if the situation might improve?



Ty kindly!


I did the same thing and I have a leak too. In fact the oil drips it hits the muffler and smokes at speed! The smell of burning oil comes in the trunk and cabin.


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So... leaking tranny fluid. I did a change to synthetic ATF for the 3HP22 ZF box in my spider... now I get a pretty decent drip.
Question...
If I remove the drive shaft.. can I replace the seal with the tranny in the car? If I change to a non synthetic any thoughts if the situation might improve?
you sure it wasn't dripping before? Did you also change the filter?

this is a useful thread on auto, here the owner used Castrol Transmax ATF for the automatic transmission and shows source of correct filter etc.

https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...ion-fluid.html

the manual (well a ZF3HP22 manual for the peugeot, same box, different car!) isn't very helpful, though it doesn't actually say "remove transmission" , just "rear housing"
I do not know tbh, although the few who run an auto-trans spider might well....
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Thanks! I will switch back to regular and see what happens
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Definitely just use non-synthetic and make sure that you get the kit if you are going to change the fluid.

https://alfissimo.com/home/1443-auto...atic&results=2

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I would never put "tranny fluid" in my Alfa. Gearbox oil yes. "Tranny"? never!
He's got an auto.
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