Had the same problem. Decided to fix it myself after calculating the time and cost to take it to the dealer. It's really not that difficult and took me about two hours from start to finish and costs about three dollars for the gasket material. I cut a new gasket using the old one as a template instead of using a liquid gasket making material because if I ever have to take it apart again there is no way I can get under the vdrive to scrape it all off. And - no - you don't have to remove the vdrive.