[ROVERNET - UK] transmission leaks

Graham Carter carrests at tpg.com.au
Fri Feb 11 21:51:07 GMT 2005

hi It is highly likely that the torque converter drained down during storage
and the excess oil came out of the breather/overflow did the trans rattle on
startup until the whole trans/converter filled
----- Original Message -----
From: "peter king" <peter at king-co.com>
To: <rovernet at lyris.ccdata.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 12:37 AM
Subject: [ROVERNET - UK] transmission leaks

> Hello all.
> A question re: transmission leaks:
> Last winter, my '67 MKIII dumped a couple of quarts of transmission
> fluid while parked for the winter in the garage. In the spring, I
> refilled it and drove it quite a bit with little or no fluid loss. It
> has not lost any fluid yet this winter (sitting). This winter, my '70
> 3500s has developed a leak while sitting, and is leaking fluid slowly
> but steadily. I'm looking forward to warm weather to see if the leaking
> stops.
> Could this be caused by seals contracting in cold weather?  Is this
> common? Does it suggest a need for replacing seals?
> Thanks for your thoughts,
> Peter
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