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Re: Auto trans fluif leak

Subject: Re: Auto trans fluif leak
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 12:44:09 -0700
On Sat, Aug 27, 2005 at 07:23:13PM -0700, Chas. Schlismann wrote:
> Stopped to get gas while towing a LBC to our shop, came out after paying and 
>saw red.  Trans fluid was dripping on the concrete, lost several pints right 
>there.  Ran back in, bought trans sealer and every qt. of ATF they had and 
>filled the trans.  Checked the level every few miles and made it to the shop 
>(over 30 miles) without losing a drop.  After many hundreds of miles since 
>this incident, the fluid level remains constant.

I had the same thing happen on a '72 ford van with a C-6 auto.  After
flogging it at high speed for 400 miles to meet up with a friend whose
RZ350 and trailer I was going to buy (and using an entire 45 gallon tank
of gas to get there!), the trans was dribbling oil.  I'd have stopped
to get it rebuilt but the largest town had two garages neither of which
wanted to touch it.  Bought a case of trans oil and drove more carefully
back home, during which the level hardly changed.

It didn't have any problems for the year or so I owned it
after that.


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