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I just had a new tranny input and output seal replaced under warranty. I also had them drill the slave cylinder weep hole. The mechanic called and asked if I was using Amsoil synthetic gear oil in the tranny. I sais YES. He indicated that he thought that could "possibily" have caused the leak! What do you Gurus think?
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The dealer in Austin uses synthetic lube in the transmission at least on the 12k.He also sells Amsoil lube and oil which would indicate to me that there shouldn't be any problem in using Amsoil. The only issue with synthetic oils and lubes that I have heard of has been on older vehicles.
 

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You didn't say how many miles were on your bike when you made the switch to Amsoil. Not being a specialist in the oil area, I believe that if you have used dino oils for a long period of time, you will more than likely have an oil leak sooner or later when switching to synthetics. I also believe if you use synthetics from the get go, you have less of a chance. Just my two bits worth.
 

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Tranny leak question

Steve , I changed over to synthetic at 18,000 miles ( after break-in). I presently have 31,000 miles on my 2004 LT. Thanks, Ron
 
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