As the official safety car of the World Superbike motorcycle racing series, it’s a little odd that Alfa Romeo decided to publicize its Mito SBK by performing what appears to be a rather dangerous stunt. Odd… but awesome.
Officially known as the limited edition Alfa MiTo Quadrifoglio Verde SBK, the four-wheeler was driven by professional stunt driver Paul Swift at the Silverstone Circuit in Britain. Joining Swift was Chris “The Stalker” Walker on his Kawasaki Ninja, the two-wheeler that normally sees duty in the British Superbike class.
Despite being an even two minutes long, the entire video really only consists of this single stunt. At least it’s one really good stunt. See for yourself by watching the video down below.
The Aston Martin Vanquish is the brand’s new flagship grand tourer, and as such, it sets benchmarks in both design and technique. Reviving the Vanquish name used in the early 2000s, the 2014 Aston Martin Vanquish is an all-new vehicle. The previous Vanquish amounted to a period take on the same basic concepts, however, with its pursuit of extreme…
I had my transmission replaced about a month ago and now man van is leaking oil from the rear main shaft.Could the rear oil leak be because of the transmission repair.
Thanks for your time
Yes, it can be caused by recent transmission removal. The rear main seal is a fairly large and somewhat hard plastic oil seal that is located between the engine and transmission.
When you remove the transmission you take a huge risk of moving or damaging the rear main seal.
Anytime I remove the transmission I replace the rear main seal just for my own personal insurance against these types of issues. I don’t want a mad customer or to have to do the job over again.
Now, can you get your transmission guy to install a new seal at no charge? Probably not. They SHOULD be willing to do some of the labor again at a cost basis or some large discount, just have to ask them.
Using thicker engine oil weight, such as Castrol 20w-50 can help to slow down the oil leak, unless it is visibly dripping. There are oil additives that are made for rear main seal leaks as well, although honestly I have never had any luck using them.
Just the Facts:
- Steve McQueen’s 1951 Chevrolet Styleline DeLuxe Convertible Coupe will cross the auction block in March.
- McQueen drove the car in The Hunter, the final movie of his career.
- The car is currently owned by Rick Harrison of Pawn Stars.