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    Afternoon people!


    Right.... Got a small oil leak, few tiny spots under where I park once left all night, and under the car is filthy where its not been sorted sooner! (only had it a week now myself)

    Thing is, I been checking the oil level every day and it doesnt seem to be going down yet more an more drips are appearing? so my Q is, Could this be gearbox fluid or hydraulic clutch fluid? I'm getting a lot of vibration when pulling away, especially on hill starts so could that be caused by low fluid levels?? Or am I clutching at straws lol!

    Also if theres a chance it could be that, how do i check the gearbox fluid level and also the hydraulic clutch fluid level?

    TIA!

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    The clutch uses the same fluid/reservoir as the brakes, left hand side at the back of the engione bay. AFAIK there is no way to check the fluid level in the gearbox without dumping all the fluid? I could be wrong and maybe someone can clarify.

    Have you checked the power steering fluid level? Could be a leak from the steering rack?

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    Ah i see, well the brake fluid bottle is on the max still, and as for steering fluid, the leek is coming from the right hand side of the engine bay, (around gearbox area) been told the DMF has very early signs of it having slight play, but just wondering if the vibration im getting isnt the dmf afterall and is gearbox fluid low??? like I said, im probably clutching on straws lmfao but would rather check all the little things first to rule them out

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    isnt power steering fluid a different colour to engine oil?

    also a few drops wouldnt be enough to lower the level on the dipstick noticeably i wouldnt have thought.

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    Thats what i was thinking ^^^^ but every morning theres theres a small fresh patch, so thought after a week it would have started to show? hmmmm wheres the common place for oil leaks on these? think a steam clean and inspection is needed!

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