Why is it "apparent"?
The plate may slow it down, but will not prevent oil from the rear main seal from getting on the clutch disc if the leak is bad.
At the bottom of the bellhousing there is little 3/8" slot. Is oil visible and seeping out of that hole?
This should be an easy fix. A TVS Stant cap should be more than adequate. I would not spend $20 on a radiator cap.... but I'm in "frugal mode".
Hey Gnarls, I figured it "apparent" as it was a fluid leak none the less. However...
Yesterday for the hell of it I marked the clutch master cylinder fluid level with a pen, just a simple diagnosis to tell me if it is that leaking.
The answer? It's the clutch hydraulics.
The oil level hasn't dropped in 2 weeks, I last topped it off after I changed the filter, over 250 miles ago.
The fluid leaking was a golden color, I know the brake fluid in the resivour is close to a darker color, but when the fluid leaks it always seems lighter.
You can see in the picture the fluid level is clearly BELOW the line I drew. I'm gonna have someone mash the pedal while I take a peek to see if I can see it squirting from somewhere. The clutch is noticably slower to retract than my Xtracab, which has a newer slave cylinder.
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