Spartan 210 Tow Performance caused seal or Torque Converter leaks? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 03-08-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 1,084
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Spartan 210 Tow Performance caused seal or Torque Converter leaks?

My 09 built F-450 King Ranch, 4x4, Crew Cab, DRW, LOVE THAT TRUCK...

25,000 miles or so (40,000 kms) and something has blown in the bell housing of my 5R110 Transmission. I mean leaking a litre a week, and when torn down there was about litre and a half in the bell housing. Everything was so blown with oil we could not tell the source, all seals looked good, pump housing seal, everything.. We could not find a problem with the TC either, so I have replaced EVERYTHING...

Labour was a lot more expensive than the parts so we did the whole enchilada. However, going forward from here, about 10,000? was done towing a 7 ton Horsefloat, 210 Tow Performance Spartan tune... Is the tune too much for the transmission? Has anyone else had this problem? There have been two in two hundred trucks of the 6.4 vintage in Australia with this kind of leak. One was a defective seal, one was a cracked TC.. We found NEITHER. So it is a bit of a mystery..

Is this just a one off freak? Any help out there???? Thanks in advance from Australia... Cowboy out on the Last Frontier

Last edited by Lone Ranger; 03-08-2012 at 07:08 PM. Reason: link to notify of responses? doh
Lone Ranger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 07-17-2012, 04:57 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just had a very similar problem with mine while towing with the 210TP tune? I was on my way home from a trip and stopped for fuel and noticed my tranny was leaking on the rear of the trans? Not a whole lot, but still leaking. Checked fluid and it was not low? Drove her home and checked the next morning and no fluid on the ground?
Focker is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 09-24-2012, 12:36 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Mine got pretty hot towing 10K up a long grade and now leaks a little from the rear of pan somewhere.

2008 F250 PSD CC Lariat
Mini Max HD300
MBRP DPF/CAT Delete/Downpipe
MBRP CAC Pipe, FloPro EGR Delete
S&B CAI
ARP Studs
Diesel Site Coolant Filter

6" Revtek
35/12.50/20 Nitto Trail Grappler
20x10 XD Monsters
KPBJJ is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 09-24-2012, 08:36 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Gerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by KPBJJ View Post
Mine got pretty hot towing 10K up a long grade and now leaks a little from the rear of pan somewhere.
What's "pretty hot"???

.

2008 F350 Lariat - 6.4L Auto, Crew Cab, DRW, long bed, 4x2 and 4.10 gears. Mods - ARP Head Studs, EGR delete, DOC/DPF delete, S&B Intake and Spartan tuning.
Gerry is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 09-25-2012, 12:50 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 138
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
230* for a little bit

2008 F250 PSD CC Lariat
Mini Max HD300
MBRP DPF/CAT Delete/Downpipe
MBRP CAC Pipe, FloPro EGR Delete
S&B CAI
ARP Studs
Diesel Site Coolant Filter

6" Revtek
35/12.50/20 Nitto Trail Grappler
20x10 XD Monsters
KPBJJ is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 09-29-2012, 05:56 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Gerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 208
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
OK, that's a little warm .

I tow a 48' car trailer that weighs 15,500 lbs (almost 8 tons) with the 250 tune and I've never had a problem. I watch my gages like a hawk and it's never been above 205 and that was for a short time while pulling a hill. It's normally in the 175-180 range and I have approx 60,000 towing miles on the truck.

I don't think the tune has anything to do with it because a lot of folks tow a lot more weight and are fine.

.

2008 F350 Lariat - 6.4L Auto, Crew Cab, DRW, long bed, 4x2 and 4.10 gears. Mods - ARP Head Studs, EGR delete, DOC/DPF delete, S&B Intake and Spartan tuning.
Gerry is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome