I thought you all might appreciate this, especially Jon( I know this is
nowhere near your mishap but still amusing).
After taking out and cleaning my vacuum modulator valve, I had been
back in the house for a while, my dad dropped off his vacuum gauge so I
could check my vacuum to see if it was enough to open the valve....
Excited to finally have the gauge, I ran out to the garage to test it,
hooked it up to the intake manifold fired the truck up... checked at
idle and gradually revved it up to see what I was getting for
vacuum.....and all turned out ok on the vacuum end.
Notice I didn't mention in there putting the vacuum modulator valve and
vacuum modulator back in? Well I didn't. As i'm in the engine
compartment I look down and see about 3 qts of tranny fluid now
spreading all over my garage floor.... Shut the engine off but by now
pretty much everything on the garage floor has gotten it... including
most of the stuff out of my wifes minivan since she loves putting crap
all over my garage(maybe this'll teach her).
Anyway no real harm done... except I'm still cleaning tranny fluid off
of things, but I did at least verify that there is fluid being pumped