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Thawing a tranny out
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DeadCarp    Posted 01-16-2003 at 06:51:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a few machines that like to gather water in their trannys. (One is a B John Deere, i think mostly from condensation. My bug likes it too, but it has a poor seal around the shift lever on an old Chevy truck transmission so maybe that's more rain) Anyway, this stuff gets foamy and then freezes the tranny up. I don't always get around to draining it off in the fall. This was one of those falls.
BUT i discovered magnetic engine heaters, and even at 10 below, that thing and a horse-blanket thawed the tranny contents enough so i could drain it off. Handy little gizmo! :)

Ludwig    Posted 01-16-2003 at 12:58:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
They're pretty handy all right.
I need to pick one up to avoid having to pull the carb of a snowsled. Its got some ice in the fuel pump diaphram which is part of the carb. The motor will run if I continually squeeze the primer bulb but quits if I stop. All that needs to be done is melt the ice, the water will pass through without damaging anything. I've borrowed one of those heaters for this in the past, seems like I ought to buy one now...

sHan    Posted 01-16-2003 at 08:28:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to have one of them on my trucks oil pan so it would start better but i knocked it off in some deep snow and it drug on the ground for a bit till i saw it but it was too late to save it was going to get another 1 but havent done it yet...have a good 1

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