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Old 11-21-2015, 04:42 PM   #1
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transmission leak

I have a ford triton v-10 and not sure the type of tranny on my1999 35 Winnie adventurer. The guys at the mechanic didn't realize that had only driven 2 miles to their shop and when they checked the tranny fluid it was still cold so they overfilled it by a quart. 1500 miles at my destination and putting in storage I crawled under to look at something else and saw some transmission fluid has leaked out of the pan gasket I think. At that point I checked it to see that it was still overfilled even with the leak. Since it was overfilled would it normally leak out of there because of the pressure of the extra oil? I have since drained some out and got it to the right level but won't drive it for awhile since in storage. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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What would worry me about overfilling is did the oil level rise high enough to get up to any rotating surfaces and foam the oil?
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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not that I know of, how would I tell?
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Old 11-21-2015, 07:23 PM   #4
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Look again. It probably blew out of the vent tube and ran down around the pan if you are seeing it around the pan. A quart overfill won't cause the gasket to leak.
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Old 11-21-2015, 08:03 PM   #5
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thank you. where is the vent tube? Is that bad or just a way it gets rid of excess oil?
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The vent is on the top of the transmission. If its a 99 then it has a 4r100 trans.
The bad of being overfull is if it vents when hot the exhaust can ignite the oil.
If it has a drain on the bottom of the pan you can drain a bit at a time. If not pulling or loosening a cooler line is another way getting some out although sometimes very messy.
I am a Ford trans tech and like to keep these motorhome transmissions closer to the the cold range when hot because of how hot they run and fluid expansion.

We see this so often where I work,the "quick lube" tops it up and it pukes when they hit the mountain passes.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:07 AM   #7
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The vent is on the top of the transmission. If its a 99 then it has a 4r100 trans.
The bad of being overfull is if it vents when hot the exhaust can ignite the oil.
If it has a drain on the bottom of the pan you can drain a bit at a time. If not pulling or loosening a cooler line is another way getting some out although sometimes very messy.
I am a Ford trans tech and like to keep these motorhome transmissions closer to the the cold range when hot because of how hot they run and fluid expansion.

We see this so often where I work,the "quick lube" tops it up and it pukes when they hit the mountain passes.

I am a Transmission Rebuilder with 35 years experience and agree 100%. Our own Motorhome vented about a half a cup one time going up a mountain pass without being overfull.

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