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jjdaily
07-11-2011, 09:24 PM
Looks like my "D" has sprug a tranny leak. looks like I will be out for a couple of weeks while I tear into it. And she was running so well too....

~Josh

ArnieBrandon
07-15-2011, 08:22 PM
Will you be up and running for the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station car show on July 30th? Will you be staying overnight? Please keep us up to date re your status.
Arnie

jjdaily
07-16-2011, 09:35 PM
I got the transmission out of the car today; looks like the input shaft seal has been leaking for a while. I still need a couple of parts (possibly anew clutch, but need to inspect). I am taking the chance to upgrade the tranny while its out. The plan is to have the transmission apart by tomorrow, rebuilt during the week, and reinstalled next weekend. If all goes well I should be good for CONA.

jjdaily
07-29-2011, 02:15 AM
Got the Tranny rebuilt, rear main put in, and CV axles repacked. Doing a leak down test on the gaskets for the transmission. If it holds its insides inside, I will put in the car in the morning. Just in time to head north.

jjdaily
07-29-2011, 03:16 PM
Transmission in.Taking break before attaching all the shift cables, mounts, CV axles and Starter.

So far so good.

sean
07-29-2011, 05:15 PM
Nice turnaround time.

jjdaily
07-30-2011, 04:45 AM
@Sean - would have been faster if some parts didn't come broken from DMC, plus i jacked up the rear main and had to ordera new one.

Just drove it up to bellevue. No leaks and running strong. The delorean gods must be smiling. Ill see you guys in the morning.

sean
07-30-2011, 09:14 AM
@Sean - would have been faster if some parts didn't come broken from DMC, plus i jacked up the rear main and had to ordera new one.

Just drove it up to bellevue. No leaks and running strong. The delorean gods must be smiling. Ill see you guys in the morning.

Did you jack the seal up while replacing it or during the transmission removal?

jjdaily
07-31-2011, 06:54 PM
I messed up the seal trying to put it in. it went in sideways and had to be damaged to remove it. the easiest way to do it is to remove the rear main housing, put the rearmain in when its off, and use a new seal on the housing.

everyting else was fine. did a 200 mile drie and all is good.

sean
07-31-2011, 07:14 PM
Yeah, removing that housing helps a lot, just got to make sure to trim that paper gasket correctly and seal i up good then bring the housing bolts down evenly.

jjdaily
07-31-2011, 08:25 PM
i had totally forgotten about removing the housing the first time. after i screwed up the seal, i realized my mistake. i am just amazed someting hasn't gone wrong with it yet.