Transmission fluid leak after rebuild

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That's a steam line that should terminate visibly into a metal line that runs between the cylinder heads along the forward end of the engine valley pan.

What concerns me is their decision to forego the radiator's water-to-oil cooler in the transmission cooling circuit. I understand why they did it - getting it completely flushed of all of the metal particles from the failing transmission isn't always effective, but you need that cooler in the circuit anyway. I know this because I once tried to take mine out of the circuit and add a much larger external cooler. Bad move. I would wager that without that cooler in the circuit, your trans temps are routinely hitting 230+. The right way would have been to replace the radiator, and replace the factory external cooler as well as all of the lines.
I drove up from Key West to near Fort Lauderdale today… About 3 1/2 hours in the truck speeds from 45 to 85 miles an hour and I think the highest temp I saw was 171. Many times it was down just above or below 150. I’ll end up doing some hills as I work my way out of Florida. Hopefully it stays that cool.
 

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I drove up from Key West to near Fort Lauderdale today… About 3 1/2 hours in the truck speeds from 45 to 85 miles an hour and I think the highest temp I saw was 171. Many times it was down just above or below 150. I’ll end up doing some hills as I work my way out of Florida. Hopefully it stays that cool.
That's terrific! That's exactly what you want to see, so that's good news.
 
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That's terrific! That's exactly what you want to see, so that's good news.
Hot check on the tranny fluid was showing at the top of cold on the dipstick so I added 1/4 Qof fluid. Will continue to check/add 1/4 Q until back in the full range.

No leaks from the tightened down worm clamps, but I do have the tension pack on order.
 
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