Is my problem just a seal? - 460 Ford Forum
Chilly's Garage A place for non-460 banter.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Is my problem just a seal?

Sat. I was disqualified by a trans. leak. Just as I came out of burn-out, I left a serious trail of trans oil up to the starting line. I backed out of the starting line and drove back to the pits and the tranny didn't drop another drop. What do you guys think ?.......just a seal or what , it's definitely coming from behind the torque converter. Any one had this problem and fixed it just by replacing front seal????
The tranny is a race prepared; reverse pattern; no brake; C-6; it has been working flawlessly for approximately 30 passes behind my 557 and the leak just suddenly showed up Sat . nite . I am in the points and need some ideas fast from someone who may have experienced similar problems. Remember, it's not leaking except under a load as in the burn out or take off. Any ideas ;.... should I just replace the front seal or.....tear it apart. Thanks , hoping to get my answer here.
Dwyan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 10:58 AM
Senior Member
 
Phantasea466's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lawrenceburg, KY
Posts: 6,697
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Maybe the converter is 'balooning' and pushing against the seal? Just a thought.......

Hope you get it fixed soon.

Now I don't recommend you do what I once did however it's a quick fix. One year I was chasing points, the points race was over and I got 3rd place. We were testing and tuning for free the weekend before the points finals at Norwalk and my rear main seal was starting to leak. It wasn't bad enough that it would be dangerous for me but it was dripping enough for the track personnel to say that I needed to fix it. So this is what I did for a quick temporary fix to get me through the next weekend.

I cut some valley tin, drilled a few holes and bolted it to my C6 transmission dust cover. The small oil leak was then directed to the headers where it would drip onto the collectors and burn off.

However it sounds like your leak is MUCH worse.



Never pay again for live sex! | Hot girls doing naughty stuff for free! | Chat for free!

Damon Sea
1983 Mustang
534ci

"If it doesn't fit, Force it. If it breaks then it needed to be replaced anyway"
http://photobucket.com/albums/f75/Phantasea466
Phantasea466 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Bump just in case some great tranny specialist see this. Thanks Damon ....for you input. I do have a maverick with a c-4 under which I have a catch can because it blows out 2 oz each pass .... from the breather tube; As long as I keep it full everything is fine. 1-2 ft wheelies every pass. builder said he put too much spring in there somewhere.
Dwyan is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 08:51 PM
Senior Member
 
Fordtek1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Chesapeake, Virginia
Posts: 1,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
If it's pushing fluid past the pump seal, you can enlarge the pump drainback holes and it will help a lot. I have the instructions at work and can e-mail or fax them to you if need be.

http://img146.imageshack.us/img146/2158/ricksadql2.jpg
www.rickscarcare.net
Big Thanks to Chris Corey
aka TopSportsman916
[email protected] ALL MOTOR - NO KOOLAID
Fordtek1 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2006, 09:19 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 31
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
 
Thanks Fordtek1, you have a private message!
Dwyan is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-22-2006, 08:56 AM
Senior Member
 
Brenden's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Minot, ND
Posts: 524
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
 
I had that problem once last year with my powerglide. My did had just topped off the tranny a little too high. Drained a little out and double check it. Problem solved.

85 Mustang GT, Ice Blue, A460 headed 572, [email protected], 70 Mach 1 428 CJ, 69 Boss 9 clone, 1973 'cuda 340, 68 Barracuda SS/AH clone project, 67 GT390, 64 Cutlass, 1964 Fairlane 500 Thunderbolt clone, 78 King Cobra.
Brenden is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 460 Ford Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A "different" drug problem.... ThndrChkn Chilly's Garage 23 12-11-2007 08:28 PM
Accumulator problem David Cole Engine Tech 11 07-03-2007 11:14 AM
Rear main seal cheatham Engine Tech 1 06-02-2007 10:56 PM
My nephew needs help with a Ford stats math problem danev2 Chilly's Garage 2 02-21-2007 03:41 PM
How do I troubleshoot this performance problem, please.. 1FSTCAT Engine Tech 35 10-05-2006 01:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome