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Location: Catskill Mtns
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I bought a 94 E350 short school bus with a 7.3 IDI and a E4OD in it.
Ran around town a bit just fine, took family to local festival 50 miles away and started leaking tranny fluid while waiting in traffic after 40 minutes on highway.
Leaked out drain tube under flywheel cover. Is this tube stock? It directs fluid past Y/crossover pipe to dump on ground.
Ran fine back, no leaks. No leaks around town (rigged up container to catch and monitor it).
Then took trip to MD. 650 miles round trip. About 100 miles from home pulled off highway and tranny had nothing at light. Stick dry. Added 1 qt I had and barly got across street out of traffic. Added 5 qts and headed for home. Added another 8 qts to keep fluid on stick. Not just coming out of tube anymore, leaking out all around flywheel cover.
Tranny shop that rebuilt it for bus company 130k ago said could be walking front bushing or pump "capsule" venting fluid when hot in traffic.
I only put a 1000 miles on this rig and bought it to have reliable transportation for family.
Any ideas what it could be?
Poking around it seams like these e4od's have lots of problems and rely on a lot of electronics. I got the IDI to keep it simple.
Are they good units?
Should I look for another tranny like C6?
OD light is flashing, how do I read the codes?
I am running rig on WVO but can't see how that would be effecting this.
Thanks for any help