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    Default new genuine gearbox seal still leaking

    over the weekend i replaced my passenger side gearbox/driveshaft seal using a genuine vauxhall seal, i have the car 70 miles, had a look today and its leaking again in the same place
    any ideas why this would happen

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    surface imperfection where it fits into the hole?
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    inside the box or external i gave it a good clean externally and internally before inserting the seal

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    did you push it in enough? did you damage the surface getting the old one out?

    I had to change one of mine last year and it was a ****** to get out and had to go careful otherwise i would of damaged the surface.

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    everything was cleaned spotless and seal went in well flush with the box
    whats the chances the diff bearings have play and diff moving up and down causing the leak

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