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Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: AlexP ()
Date: June 28, 2020 02:07PM

My powerglide was giving me symptoms of being low on fluid but it was fine according to the dipstick. I checked the oil pickup and the gasket seemed to be bad so I replaced it. However when putting it in it just didn’t seem to seal.

Is there a way to ensure the tube is seated and sealed?

The manual just states replace it and is no help.

Would bending the tab that you bolt it with help? And if so which direction would you bend it?

Thanks to everyone who answered my last post. I think Joel is right.

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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 28, 2020 02:23PM

The PG dipstick tube uses a flare to seal. Tube nut should be tightened before the mount bolt is put in. I have an O-ring at the bottom of the pan fitting bottom, which PO put in. It doesn't drip ay all.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 28, 2020 03:54PM

Pickup not dipstick tube.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 28, 2020 04:02PM

Is the filter the pickup in Powerglide? I have the pan of 4 times and don't remember a tube. Back to the books and photos I guess to learn more.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 28, 2020 04:03PM

Yes the filter is the pickup.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 28, 2020 04:19PM

Wouldn't it be more concern to be the proper filter mesh and clean. Also it slides up snug on its tube. Then the bolt just keeps it in its location.

I have seen on my PG, a PO used a fibrous media to replace the metal screen mesh GM put in the filter housing. I found a NOS one to replace the improperly field assembled up filter.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 28, 2020 05:00PM

If the pickup doesn't seal in the valve body it will act like low fluid.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: June 28, 2020 06:29PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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Also it slides up snug on its tube.

True, that is why my statement above in previous post.

Al Lane
Ellabell, GA 31308

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1966 Monza More Door 110 hp, PG
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ hp PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: June 28, 2020 07:05PM

Ah. You were answering his question about the tab. Sorry.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, 114 Corvairs and counting...

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Re: Powerglide Pickup
Posted by: AlexP ()
Date: June 29, 2020 06:51PM

Lane66m Wrote:
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> Lane66m Wrote:
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> Also it slides up snug on its tube.
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> True, that is why my statement above in previous post.


That’s the thing it doesn’t snug up. I didn’t feel any resistance when I put it in place and the bolt just secured its place and doesn’t push it further up and in. The seal was a viton one from California Corvair’s. Maybe I should check out Clark’s n see if they have an “ultimate” seal

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