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Rust never sleeps...

Thread in 'Rants' started by Scott Tanner, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Scott Tanner

    Scott Tanner Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Well, at 158,000 miles of NY road salt, the trac has failed it's first system.. Momma and I were returning from the vintage car races at Watkins Glen NY, when I noticed after parking the RV in the driveway that a Puddle was forming under the trac... DOH!!! Granted, I knew the tranny lines were rusted, and they should be fixed, but hey... I'm a guy... Soooo here's what I found:





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    Here Is the fix, some 3/8 fuel line and a lot of compression fittings...



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    Of course, everything under the truck has a nice coating of oil on it now...



    But wait, there's more..... :eek:



    Upon refilling the tranny with Mercon V, I noticed that the new fluid was finding it's way to the ground... WTF?? Evidently, the dipstick/fill tube is rotted out where it passes the exhaust manifold... Grrr. :angry: I think this has happened to another on the forum before...
     
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  2. Mark Stadnicki

    Mark Stadnicki Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    Wow! glad you made it home, that could of been ugly if not.
     
  3. Steve McKellop

    Steve McKellop Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner V6 Engine

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    On the bright side, it sprayed itself with rust preventative!:D
     
  4. gary s

    gary s Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner V8 Engine

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    one of my favorite neil young albums :)
     

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