OK the problem has taken a new direction.
Trans fluid is not "leaking" anymore. In fact I don't think it was ever leaking, just running out of its hiding spot that it spilled into when I did the radiator swap and was too angry at the stupid radiator to think about cleaning up anything.
It'* coolant that'* leaking. And at a pretty healthy rate. But again, only when the car is parked nose out on a slight incline. I'm going to go take a look at it here in a minute when I finish charging the digital camera.
And here are the results....
Puddle under the car and spatter marks on the crossmember.
Clean and dry radiator connections.
AND THE CULPRIT IS...........
LEAKING WATER PUMP!!!! I traced my way back up from the puddle, and sure enough I saw a little fluid peeking right out at me.
So did running the car with a leaky radiator at ~50 degrees hotter than normal ruin the gasket on my water pump? Is the whole thing shot? It was replaced last July due to a small leak... now it'* time to do it again it looks like. Why didn't it leak when it was running hot i wonder. And why does it only leak when the car is pointed down on a slight incline?