I think most mopar , even later 727 drain the converter when sitting a long time , it is like an upside down glass of water , a bubble ( tiny air leak) lets air in somewhere in trans and the couple of quarts (?) of oil comes out . ( why you check it running too ) Even if no leak you notice a delay engaging drive after storage as it fills . Whether it takes a Week or a year to drain back . Probably normal to some degree . And not much you can do ... nothing really wrong ? That shaft and cable if all in good shape , good seals, retain the overage ok but Rich is correct it is higher than normal , so out it comes if seal at shaft is worn . So if you drive daily it stays up there , in converter , but left alone , drained back it goes higher than the throttle shaft and if loose seal can leak there or cable . Cable also needs a good new o ring there . Have seen wrong size a few times -- too loose ( diameter of rubber o ring cord , not diameter of ring) .. looks like cable leak but really o ring .
I have the pans too . Not about to pull apart , although I think throttle shaft seals can be changed in place . If I remember right not easily, Again , I defer to Don V
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On Dec 22, 2016, at 1:42 AM, 'Rich Barber' c300@xxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: