Transmission Leak

Hey all you motorheads, wheelman here. Quick question, I'm young and stupid and know the basics on engine components, the usual maintenance and mos things about wheels and tires. However my inexperience has
found me at fault. I have an '84 Scottsdale 1/2 ton two wheel drive Chevy regular cab long bed. I would like to fix this up someday to the original shape my grandfather had, but for now it's my dirtbike hauler. I changed the tranny fluid and ever since it's been leaking. I thought I just added to much and it was coming out the overflow. I also thought it might be leaking because I have two smaller tires in the front and two bigger tires on the rear and the compensation was making it leak. I don't know what the torque setting is because I do not have a manual. If someone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Everyone!
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Well - it should be pretty easy to figure that if it just started leaking after you changed the fluid, that you didn't get a good seal on the pan. After all - you did have to remove the pan, right? So... did you put a new gasket in when you changed the fluid? Did you remove all traces of the original gasket and ensure a clean mating surface between the pan and the tranny? Have you crawled under it to see where it's leaking? Doesn't that point you to anything obvious? As for torque - nicely snug will work. You might try snugging them all just a bit more to see if that stops your leak.
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Yeah I put a new gasket on and removed all traces of the old one. I think i used a razor blade to scrape off anything that stuck. I did not want to make the bolts to snug because I thought it would make the gasket disfugured or make a tear in it from the compression of the pan to the housing. I'll give that a try of just tightening the bolts. As far as where the leak is coming from, it looks to be leaking towards the front of the pan but I think that's where the overflow is at. I'll look again, thanks for the advice.
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Overflow?
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