97 e40d fluid from Bell housing - PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
PSN Newb
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 19
97 e40d fluid from Bell housing

Pulling hay over the weekend last load pulled up to barn and OD light started flashing and got out to see a trail of fluid where a backed truck 20 foot long of fluid. Killed truck let it set. Next day moved it 20 yards checked fluid barely touching stick (still pink). What should my next step be? I assume the front seal went. She has 180k on her I bought with 125 k and have done two fluid filter changes in that time.
Chooko18 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 11:23 PM
PSN Veteran
 
Blue-Truck-Nut97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 688
Re: 97 e40d fluid from Bell housing

Have you refilled it to see if it leaks again? I remember reading something on here, but couldn't find it again, that when an E4OD overheats it will "vent" out the front seal. If that is the case might be time to think about an aftermarket trans cooler.

A buddy's truck did that once, his daughter was driving it in the hay field while he and myself loaded hay, dumped fluid out the front seal, big mess, let it cool off, filled it, then drove it another 6 years till he sold it. So I thought the above theory held water, however this is a wild guess on my part.

Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
Blue-Truck-Nut97 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-28-2019, 11:59 PM
Native Texan
 
masakimm's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: North Central Mo
Posts: 8,883
Garage
Re: 97 e40d fluid from Bell housing

Yes they will leak from the front seals when hot there are seal out there that claim to stop that but have never tried one to see if it works. you can probably fill it back up and be fine till u get it hot again. like was said maybe time for an aux cooler.

I was born into Gobernment health care. And will die in Gobernment Health care. God Bless Our Military Men And Women.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Upgrades:
|Bellowed UpPipes|160CC Injectors|Adrenaline HPOP|Rebuilt Turbo 360 Bearing|Custom E-Fuel|Manual to Auto Conversion
|Delete Pedestal|3" Down Pipe 4" Exhaust|Dual Tensioner and Belt|Stainless Steel HPX Crossover|Custom Banks InterCooler
|42 Gal Rear Tank 35 Gal Front Tank |DP Infinity Tuner
masakimm is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
PSN Newb
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 19
Hope I'm replying correctly trying to figure out forum. No haven't added any fluid yet. Didn't leak when I moved it and OD wasn't flashing. I was assuming the seal ruptured or pushed out. Since it went in the yard and not going down the road I didn't want to create damage if none was done.
Chooko18 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 11:29 AM
Moderator
 
Sbluke55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Colorado
Posts: 7,867
Re: 97 e40d fluid from Bell housing

So you have a 50/50 chance of the input seal being bad. Fill it up and drive it, if it leaks. Drop the trans. Like said above look into a 6.0 trans cooler. And if you have 4x4, pop it into low when you go to do slow moving around the yard.

01 f-250, Standard
Rev tech 4" lift, 37" military wrangler Mt tires
KC diy 66, Full force 160/100 and custom tunes from PHP
Banks intercooler and full 4" exhaust, Diy S&B intake
Diy quad feed, Hydra, Isspro boost, pyro, and fuel pressure
3/0 battery cables with military style terminals
Sbluke55 is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-29-2019, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
PSN Newb
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 19
Thanks for the reply I have a couple questions. If it doesn't leak can it be trusted. We live in the blue ridge mountains it's tough even not hauling. Next is I've read on here most like bts trans. There has to be something between the 5k trans and the 1200$ e40? Any input would help I've read ads til I'm cross-eyed. Lastly i know nothing about coolers what can I read for a start?
Chooko18 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 12:45 PM Thread Starter
PSN Newb
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 19
Filled it up drove for about fifteen miles round trip with a couple steep hills to get temp up a bit checked fluid and no leak so far. Fluid still nice and pink and no burn smell. I'll drive further and see what happens.
Chooko18 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 02:50 PM
PSN Veteran
 
Blue-Truck-Nut97's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Posts: 688
Re: 97 e40d fluid from Bell housing

If it runs out good and doesn't leak, personal opinion is leave it alone and put a cooler on it. The above mentioned 6.0 cooler is a good idea, and the gentleman that mentioned it knows a thing or two or three about mountain running. Some folks on here will recommend a tru-cool. It's all a judgement call on your end. Like said it's a 50/50 gamble.

If you use the search function here you'll find some good ideas, and Google is your friend also, lots of options. And if you upgrade the trans later, you'll want the better cooler anyway, so it's not a loss in my opinion.

Sent from my E6810 using Tapatalk
Blue-Truck-Nut97 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 03:22 PM
PSN Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: south of Houston
Posts: 608
Re: 97 e40d fluid from Bell housing

JS...I have overheated my E4OD enough to blow 2 qts out the first time and nearly 4 qts out the second time. That was over 150k miles ago...it still shifts great, runs great and no leaks. Sometimes I need that extra large cooler. I should get one, maybe before the next time I need it. Good luck, I think you will be ok.
Blue-Truck-Nut97 likes this.

1996 F350 Crewcab lb 2wd auto, tommylift, now over 451k, 355k 3/31/15

1991 F250 Xtracab lb 2wd auto, sold again! Driveline and chassis is under a '65 F350 cab

1965 F100 styleside, power brakes, front discs, 390 all the goodies
2015 F250 CCSB 2wd gasser auto
2008 Mustang WIP, warriors in pink, wife's
2009 Focus, son's
aussamdad is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2019, 08:48 PM Thread Starter
PSN Newb
 
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 19
Just drove 50 miles with it . No leaks and shifts fine. Definitely getting a bigger cooler. Thanks for the responses I hope it helps the next guy who has it happen.
Chooko18 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the PowerStrokeNation : Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome