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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Sterling/Soldotna Alaska
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E4OD leaking from front seal
I have a 1996 powerstroke with 123,000 miles on the stock transmission. We have known that tranny has been weak for a couple years. We have just been babying it. We have a 75 HP chip installed and a big intake.
Today we noticed it started leaking out of the front seal where the torque converter is. I'm wondering what options I have. I was told once they start leaking, they start pouring when you fire them up. Im wondering if it could make it a 170 mile trip to Anchorage where I can get the transmission rebuilt?
As far as rebuilds, I know BTS and suncoast and those guys do great work, but sending it out from Alaska and back, after everything is done will probably $6000+ for a built Trans. Is it worth just putting a stock one back in? If we were to build it a little bit, what parts should be aftermarket? Torque converter, input shaft?
What are your guys's opinions?