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Thanks for the answer. MB are saying that the seal that blew was not 'under pressure' and hence not enough oil would have leaked out to cause damage. My take on that is - nonsense - the seal is there to keep oil in, whether it was under pressure or not. If the seal blew while the car was going along, oil would leak out and enough could leak out to cause damage to the gearbox components. Also when I broke down, the car was really smoking and the amount of oil under the car was not insignificant to my mind.
Thanks actually I have asked exactly these questions already in writing and am waiting for an answer - its been 2 months so far.