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Tranny leaking fluid when hot

well after 3 days of plowing snow my tranny started to leak fluid from under the tourge converter. Is there a vent tube in there are should I be worried that I blew a seal? It would leak for a bit then stop and it did it once more and stoped again.
I know I have been working the truck really hard for the last 3 days due to 14 inches of snow.
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well after 3 days of plowing snow my tranny started to leak fluid from under the tourge converter. Is there a vent tube in there are should I be worried that I blew a seal? It would leak for a bit then stop and it did it once more and stoped again.
I know I have been working the truck really hard for the last 3 days due to 14 inches of snow.
Yes there is a vent tube and that is where it leaks from. Mine did the same thing until I changed the fluid to amsoil which cooled it down tremendously and then I did the mods in my sig . . . no more leaking!

2008 F350 CCSB FX4 Amsoil fluids, S&B intake, 5" exhaust, Egr delete, Boss V plow, Mega Duty Title mod. http://www.analyticpc.net/
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Front pump seal... could also be the vent tube mentioned above.

I'd get a trans temp gauge and an auxillary cooler.

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maitain do the coolers work when they are sitting on a shielf in your garage? haha man i keep meaning to get that in. every time i drive i feel like im destroying the new trans...



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I agree, I can’t stress enough how important a real tranny temp gauge and big aux cooler is if you want your tranny to last any length of time. I’m a firm believer that heat is what kills our trannys and it is very easy to overheat one without a gauge an extra cooler.

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so let me guess that what little trans cooler is in the radiator? IF thats the case I will be upgrading that
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so let me guess that what little trans cooler is in the radiator? IF thats the case I will be upgrading that
Yes, that horizontal cooler in the front of the truck is the tranny cooler. It is the primary so you usually leave it there and run a secondary with a thermostatic fan on it or something. There are primary coolers and secondary coolers. There are also ratings on the coolers, make sure you get a duty enough one and not something for a honda civic!

Here is a link to some . . . summitracing.com

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Here is the one I got mounted behind my front bumper over the fog light/tag hole. It is the largest one I have found yet and makes a really big difference in temps.
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