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Just wondering, I have a slow drip of oil coming from the gear lever shaft outlet on the case. It's not huge, when it gets warm it drips more, when I first shut the motor off it's considerable, when it's cool it drips less, when it's cold/not running it doesn't drip. I think it's just an O-ring, but 1. I don't have an o-ring (yet) to replace it 2. I don't want to go digging out the existing if that's not the correct fix and get myself in deep with a larger repair.

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Oil seal. You can replace it from the outside.
 

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Yep. Definitely the oil seal. When you get the replacement remove the shift lever, pop the old seal out and press the new one in (IIRC I used a socket the same size as the outside of the seal for a driver and tapped it with a 1 Lb deadblow hammer).

When you put the lever back on make sure the index marks on the lever and the shaft are aligned so that it won't hit the header.
 

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and wrap a turn of electrical tape around the splined shaft , oil the inside of the seal , slip it over the now smooth shaft - if you dont you run the risk of cutting the seal lip on the splines
 
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