Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Northern California
Ok, so pretty much everything that’s been mentioned I’ve tried through the course of getting this thing sealed up, lubelocker gaskets, the correct no cutout cork gaskets, and all the other gaskets recommended. You have to realized I’ve dropped this pan about six or seven times just on this rebuild and previously before the rebuild so many times, it’s been an ongoing issue with this trans. Believe me I’ve read over a 100 posts and recommendations and researched up and down. I’ve done the powered checks and searched high and low for other areas where it’s leaking from. It’s definitely between the case and gasket.
I dropped the pan again last night and cleaned the hell out of it, there are no cracks but some pretty bad deep gouges. I really, really do not want to use RTV unless it’s a last resort which is why I asked about recommendations.
After all this and much consideration last night I’ve decide to pull the tranny again and take it back down to the case again and take it to my machine shop and have them plain the case edge down. It’s my own fault and I should have done it when I had it down to the case a couple months ago.
The good news is I’ve done this before so it should go quicker and easier this time.
Anyway, thank you everyone for all the suggestions and chiming in on this annoying issue, but I feel like if I do this I will not have this issue in the future and it’s probably in the long run the best choice. The transmission performs really well when driving and it being the special correct original HiPo C4 for my K-Code, replacing it is not an option for me 😉
I’ll report back after it’s completed.