Originally Posted by cadillackid
you may want to drain the fluid and then make sure the leak is really that bad... automatic transmissions often have a vent on them... if you overfill them they will belch fluid out of the vent... if you totally overfill it, then it will spill lots of fluid oput of the dip stick when it gets hot and you stop...
too much fluid can also cause the front pump to over-pressurize and blow fluid out the seals...
alot of these old busses will have a few drops of fluid or oil on the ground after you stop.. always check the levels with the stick before dumping a bunch in..
the auto trans you should check while the engine is on and the bus is warmed up.. after you get the fluid to its proper level.. park the bus overnight... then start it up in the AM and watch to see at what rate the dripping is from underneath.. to lose a quart every hour it will be dripping pretty good..
it may be coming from a cooler line or such too and not necessarily the front seal.. you wont know till you can really clean up the mess underneath and then start fresh and watch where the leak is from..
im glad you and your bus made it back here to sunny florida!!
Thank you for all the info man. When I first noticed the leaking, it was only drops. Since I don't know much about cars, I always ask someone else to be another set of eyes. I had truck drivers, autozone people, and mechanics look at it when it began.
Initially, when we checked, it was bone dry in there. The mechanic did mention other options where it could be leaking from.
At this point, I'm weighting my options to weather the bus is worth dumping any more money into.
Apparently everyone (mechanic, drivers, etc) said: "you have a nice engine here".
I was glad to read your posts, and damn, you know about all these stuffs!!!
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