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What color is ATF when it burns?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Oct 1, 2005.

  1. dremu

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    If, for instance, your tranny was leaking and spraying ATF onto the exhaust pipe and muffler :doah: would it be a white or gray smoke, by chance?

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    usually burns white
     
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    :mad: :angry1: I aborted my voyage to BB05 for that!

    Thanks though! I guess it's good that the white smoke isn't coolant being burned out ... now I just gotta see where the tranny is leaking.

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    if your trans has a vacuum modulator, pull the hose off it at the modulator and check inside the hose for trans fluid
     
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    Oddly, my wheeler -- not the tow rig I was aking about -- seemed to be leaking from the modulator.

    Marvin The Martian: Explosive X-21 Space Modulator.

    Umm, anyway, what's the significance of fluid in the modulator? Leaky modulator, overfilled tranny, or ... ?

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    leaky modulator, requires replacement
     
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    Fark. The one on the '74 is new, too ... but she did spend a bunch of time tilted up on the dolly. It should stay sealed, though, even if on an incline, right?

    Thanks, btw!

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    if it is leaking externally, you can just pull it and replace the o-rings around the base, if it is the modulator, it would leak more running, and shouldn't really leak on an incline, have you tried cleaning off around it and letting it sit, then checking for the leak?
     
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    LOL. Oddly, both trucks got the EngineBrite/washing treatment this morning, and I'm inside on the computer waiting for them to dry ... so yep, I'm doing just that. :woot: I got SOMETHING right :haha:

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