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So after having a full service done last week(16,000 miles) they found that the kontiki 669 3.0l auto(manual with automatic shift) had a drive shaft leak on the off side. So i ordered the part from fiat (2 days order) and had it fitted via a fiat specialist today.I turns out this is a common fault and fiat have modified the seals accordingly.It took 2 hours incl a full gearbox oil change.very specific oil for this vehicle, Tutella gl4.. Took 2.9 litres of oil and the measured amount coming out was just 2 litres.So  quite a significant thing to consider looking at.In the off side is just a seal but to change the n/s it involves a flange with a built in seal.Cost was seal £12 and labour £120(2 hours).Biggest part in terms of time was to remove the undertray,and the turbo intake pipe,to enable you to get to the seal its self.

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It always pays to have a good look over (and under) your vehicle especially for signs of leaks, sooner or later your gearbox would have been at risk.

Glad you managed to get it sorted, enjoy.

 

 

 

Brian

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