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Saturday was a day to remember. I lifted the rearend to swap out the 8 for the 9". I was able to remove the sticky leave spring. A good saw works wonderfully and 5 blades and 30 minutes of my time ::. I still have to make different holes for the bigger u bolts. The emergency brake has to be removed and need a lincoln versailles emergency brake setup for it. Scott, can you help? ::

Now comes the motor and tranny. A few hours and pop. the motor and tranny came out. I couldn't get the driveline out until the motor was up on the hoist. Then unforeseen trouble came in way of 90w tranny oil :eek:. I needed additional hands and now I know a good plastic bag and duct tape would have been very helpful. Most of the oil went out the back side :eek:.

Now, what to do with that lovely odor from the oil. I've cleaned it twice. Any suggestions??????

I feel like a 1 y/o learning to walk.

Signed Doofus,
 

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They make plugs for the rear of your trans for just such an occasion. ::
If there is odor, you must still have residue somewhere...or is the oil soaked trans the culprit?

Break out the frebreeze dude! ;)
 

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Danno,
If you have cleaned as much as to goo as you can, use Brakleen to remove the residual. It will evaporate and the smell should be gone...I Pm'd you on the cable..
Scott
 

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Isn't it amazing how even a half cup of tranny fluid can look like "gallons" on a concrete floor! :: ::
 

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Danno, my dad has some oil absorbent products that will help clean the floor better and take away the smell. PM me, I will hook you up for free seeing how it is a doofus. ;)
 

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Oh the memory. I was putting a tranny back in when I learned about gravity and fluid movement. Unfortunately I was at the end of the tailshaft during the lesson. That gear oil has a distinctive odor one does not forget. I also learned that you don't save time by filling the tranny before installation.
 

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What odor ? For those of us who do this kind of work for a living, 90W smells like perfume. :: :: ::
 

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Thats Ok, I was pulling the motor out of my 86 F150 the other day and I crawled up Onto the motor and was sitting in the intake valley trying to get the bell housing bolts off.

then I accidentally bumped the shift linkage and I took a 1 foot ride.

It had a definant pucker factor. Luckily I had placed chocks, but it took them a bit to stop the truck.
 
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