Crudola.. Discovered that the upper transmission line into the radiator is leaking slightly...
not sure about the lower one.. I was worried about these when I changed the radiator, I re-used the O-rings, which in retrospect, I suppose I should not have.. Luckily, it's easy to get at them without too much effort..
Question I have for myself and others.. anyone else installed a new rad, and not have problems with the automatic trans lines? it was a bitch getting them in, they're really tight..
You need lube before putting it in there - it's really tight.
Wow that sounded bad huh??!! ;-P
The TRANSMISSION LINES need a little good lube on the o-rings so they can slide in there, if you go dry it will go hard and she'll often have seepage after since it can score the o-rings.
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*unzips pants*... tell me more about what you want to lube and put in
If there were no rewards to reap,
No loving embrace to see me through this tedious path Ive chosen here,
I certainly wouldve walked away by now.
And I still may. and I still may. and I still may...
I'm gonna wait it out
It seemed like it had to be in the exact position and took forever to get them just fitting correctly. Then after that it was just as hard to keep it in-line and bolt them in. It was probably the hardest thing out of the whole job of replacing my radiator, fan, tran. fluid and everything else you have to do.