<VV> PG fluid level theory

J. R. Read hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 9 16:09:08 EDT 2014

Well, it IS a separate issue, but an "at rest" PG Corvair can leave a big 
red puddle.  This happens when the torque converter leaks down and fills the 
pan.  In the case where the shift cable covering (housing?) is in poor 
condition and the pan fills to near the top, (where the cable attaches) the 
fluid will find its way out of the shift cable and onto the floor.

The speed at which the torque converter leaks down is unknown to me and 
probably varies from car to car.  It potentially could be as quick as a day 
or two.

But - two points - the dip stick will show over full if the torque converter 
has leaked down, hence at least one of the reasons for running the engine 
(and probably driving the car) before/during checking of the dip stick. 
Second, if you don't want to clean up the mess be sure that the shift cable 
covering has no leaks.

Later, JR 

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