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    Gear Box Oil Leak near drain plug - Skid plate rubbing

    Hello! Huge fan of the forums, long time lurker.

    2018 XRS MAX 1,100 miles, roughly 200 miles ago Royal Purple gear box oil change.

    Any who, Rode 4 days ago and noticed a gear box oil leak coming out of the rear skid plate. If I had to estimate, 5-8oz. Exposed the gear box by bending the skid plate down and noticed the bottom of it was rubbing on the skid plate. It rubbed/impacted so much it left an indent into the skid plate. Please refer to pictures... The yellow circled area is what indented into the skid plate. So, fill to appropriate level, make sure the bolts are torqued in that area, and seal it with like JB weld later if continued to leak?? haha... to keep that fluid in there eh? 😂

    any help/advice is always appreciated, thanks in advance!

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    You cased the rear and jammed a rock into your skid plate and then gear case. Seen it happen a few times. You cracked the trans and no amount of schmootz will fix it. Replace gearcase/trans covers.

    Tough lesson to learn that your car needs more ride heigth (17” clear) and your shocks need a minimum of Eibach springs. If you had the new product that is coming out you wouldn’t have this issue. (No i cannot tell or say any more)

    The Max loaded down with people, coolers and spare tires is seriously lacking bottom out resistance. If your ride heigth is not 17” you will have no shock shaft showing to slow all that weigh down before you bottom out.

    Good luck, it aint gonna be cheap. Your lurking should have picked up on the low ride heigth issue of heavy cars.
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    thanks mega! I hear ya, makes sense. I usually only ride with 2 and backseat is for clothes/tools. I'll keep a lurking and keep an eye out for the new product.
    That bolt circled in the picture was loose. I tightened it and it continues to leak just from that bolt. Throwing a Hail Mary on this one.. I'll drain it, put a crush washer on that and let's see how it goes.

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    Be carful not to snap the bolt off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Totes9010 View Post
    thanks mega! I hear ya, makes sense. I usually only ride with 2 and backseat is for clothes/tools. I'll keep a lurking and keep an eye out for the new product.
    That bolt circled in the picture was loose. I tightened it and it continues to leak just from that bolt. Throwing a Hail Mary on this one.. I'll drain it, put a crush washer on that and let's see how it goes.
    Follow the torque spec in book
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    While this may not be the same because of the two halves and the bolt together thing, my son had an s10 that got hit and caused a bolt to knock a hole the shape of the head of the bolt half way through the oil pan. I got in there and cleaned it up with a dremmel and Scotch bright etc. I jb welded it and it lasted years with no more oil leak. Tim
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    If the bolt was loose, maybe you got lucky and the gasket is just messed up around it.

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    I looked at my skids and no trans dents to be found anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jcard View Post
    I looked at my skids and no trans dents to be found anywhere.
    good looking skids. Having good skidplates are a great way to protect your ride. At very least sandwich some 1/8" aluminum between frame and stock skid.
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    I would look at the Factory UTV rear skid plate that comes with an aluminum piece that is sandwiched between the frame and skid plate. Gives you that extra protection for the gear box.


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