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Found trucks limit. Hoping didn't push it over.
So I delivered a 35' rv trailer to camp ground for someone. Some crazy hills I had to pull but nothing truck couldn't handle.
However getting it into the spot might have pushed it too far. Had to back it up a grass hill and onto a concrete pad with about 3" lip. Had to go very slow since there was 1" clearence each side. Had it in 4wd. She got it in. Pushed onto the pad but then started to smoke. Burning transmission fluid.
Had some drive but obviously was slipping hard. I shut it down and let it sit.
Was fluid drips for a few feet to where I was. But nothing leaking as it sat.
After about an hour it started and pushed rest way and drive home with no issue. Shifted fine. No slipping and no fluid leaking.
However, the fluid is now clear, maybe a slight yellow tinge to it, hard to tell on dipstick but it is not red and stinks of burnt fluid.
Obviously fluid needs changed now. I cooked that. But think I damaged anything? Been thinking of taking it in and having it checked out but on these, it's not a cheap venture. Seems to run fine. No error codes etc
I don't have a temp gauge (I know I know. It's on list now!) but it must have been hot. I was pushing it beyond it's comfort zone.
7.3l DRW F350 4x4. stock, with exception of Airbags on rear, bilstein all around and 26k 5th wheel hitch. K&N filter for good measure.
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dont try this at home kids!