Well, I got the pan dropped (on the boss'* dime). I'll have my own transmission adventures some other time.
It leaked because the pan bolts were very loose (some could be hand-tightened, I was told), and a few had fallen out. Aside from that, the pan and magnet were clean, the gasket was in perfect shape, and the bolts torqued up just fine. Plus, no more slipping or TCC shudder!
Then we discussed my recent cam install, my HID'* (why yes, I've heard of DDM Tuning, too!), the joys of Purple Power on a rainy day, and GM Forum might even have another new member soon.
2007 Pontiac G5
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT - Stock engine ate transmission.
1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE - Cammed engine ate transmission.