Transmission pan bolts tightening

78elk

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I moved the cross member and got the pan off today. It had a cork gasket that my friends probably put on when they helped me with putting this transmission in. In my opinion this was supposed to happen. The transmission was used with 55,000 miles on it. It came out of a Cadillac, that had been sitting a while. The pan had a bit of sludge in it, so needed to be cleaned. I've changed the transmission filter and cleaned the pan. I hope to get it mounted on tomorrow.
 

78elk

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I got the transmission pan installed and I torqued the the pan bolts at 9 lbs. I won't get the fluid in until Monday.
 

78elk

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I got a little time today, so I put 6 quarts of Royal Purple transmission fluid in it. I'll have to clean the floor, then I'll start it, tomorrow.
 

78elk

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I started up my 78 Elk today. A couple drops of fluid fell off the cross member. So I checked all the bolts and tightened up a few. I also finished tightened the bolts for the cross member.
 

78elk

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I started it up today. I shifted from reverse to drive several times, while holding the brake. I checked my drip pan on the floor afterwards, no oil. Hope to take it for a drive tomorrow.
 
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make sure the TV cable is adjusted correctly if this is a new install......pretty critical in any 200-4R and 700R4 installations......google and youtube will show you how....
 

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Thank you. This was installed in July of 1919. I am just replacing the pan gasket on it. Trying to stop a leak.
 
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