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Old 12-11-2002, 03:47 AM
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if it sat for 2 years I`d say the seals were already hard. Overfilling it didn`t help matters any due to the higher pressure, In fact, that maybe the only reason it worked when it did, overfilling it created enough pressure for it to overcome the leaky seals. I recently stripped and rebuilt a TH350 that had sat in a shop a long time, the former owner said the same thing "I had it rebuilt 2 years ago by a known shop, I can`t understand what went wrong" when I tore it down the seals were all rock hard and the clutch packs were all cooked. My tech school instructor used to say "if your gonna have a tranny rebuilt and don`t intend on using it for a while, coat the seals in vasaline to keep them moist"
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