<VV> smokey heat

J R Read_HML hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 8 18:35:52 EST 2007

Smokey Heat...  oil burning off from a leak someplace or exhaust fumes? 
Tell us which and we can tell you the likely sources.  The O rings are 
likely fine.

TorConv....   Common for the torque converter to leak down during a non-use 
period.  The tranny gets full to the top and the leak is usually from the 
(split/damaged) rubber cover on the shift cable just before the entry point 
to the tranny (which is near the top).  Clean and inspect.  If there is a 
split, you can "fix" it with a length of hose, lots of RTV and 3 or 4 hose 
clamps.  The more modern version is shrink rap tape.  If it is really driven 
daily, you may not experience the leak even without the fix until it gets 
parked again for a few days.

Later, JR
'61 Rampside Standard 4/110
'65 Monza Convertible 4/140
'66 beater 500 Coupe "icemobile" 4/140 (50%)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ray Rodriguez" <reray at echoes.net>

 I replaced the rotted heater hoses and now things are nice and toasty but 
very smokey!  After driving the car for 15 minutes then parking and letting 
it idle for a minute I opened the door and it was like something out of a 
cheech and chong movie!!! <ggg>

My first step will be to remove and clean the lower shrouds.  This car 
already has viton o-rings but they are old....

     Lastly, I read a while back something about Powerglides losing fluid... 
something about the torque converter leaking down etc..... what was that? 
This powerglide leaked out a lot of its fluid while it was unused.

Ray Rodriguez III
CORSA member
65' Corsa 140/4 coupe undergoing restification
65' Monza 110/PG coupe daily driver
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