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Old 16 Apr 2008, 08:07 pm
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Angry The Tranny, she blown :(

Well I kinda figured the ol cruiser wouldnt be able to put up with my racing habits for too long. It doesnt upshift and anything past half throttle, it just slips. At first the check engine light came on, it stuck to 2nd gear and basically went into limp mode. Im taking it in on friday to see the grand damage. I never brake torqued it once or any neutral drops, just went though the gears normally. Didnt even last a year. WHat a shitty trans.
A stupid question must be asked though. Is it a total waste of time and money for a 5spd swap? I have to ask, since the auto let me down.
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Old 16 Apr 2008, 08:17 pm
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Default Re: The Tranny, she blown :(

Betcha the OD section is gone,, pretty typical for the 41te, AJ Berge is working on the trannys,,, the only problem is he has received a bunch of junk OD hubs. He is not building trannys right now because of it. When you get the tranny done,,, do not boost in OD.

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Old 16 Apr 2008, 08:28 pm
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Default Re: The Tranny, she blown :(

That sucks. there was deffinate boosting in OD before. Is that what wouldve caused it? And would a regular rebuild fix the OD section?? thanks
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Old 17 Apr 2008, 04:42 am
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That sucks. there was deffinate boosting in OD before. Is that what wouldve caused it? And would a regular rebuild fix the OD section?? thanks
The problem is this,,, in OD you have four driving clutches engaged,(I may have it backwards, might be holding,, but the theory is the same) when you start putting boost to it, it usually rips the outer dogs off of the hub, the tranny usually goes into limp mode, tranny indicators will all be lit, and car won't go past second gear.

Stock rebuild will get you through for a while, a lot of places put a fifth clutch in the OD, which does help, AJ put SIX in my latest tranny, and I have been "testing" it but AJ says he will probably go back to five. He also does work with valve body, and other areas of tranny. Even with his rebuilds AJ says NEVER boost in OD, put the car in autostick, pull it back to third make pass or whatever, when you get back to "normal cruise" let it go back to OD.

AJ has my car right now,,, as I blew the differential a couple of weeks ago. I can find out what his status is as far as doing rebuilds,, but the problem is he is so busy now,, even if he has solved the hub from China issue,, you probably would not see a tranny for a month or two

IMPORTANT!!!!! IF YOU GET A TRANNY DONE FROM ANYONE,,, MAKE SURE THEY FLUSH THE TRANNY COOLER OUT!!!!!! You'd be amazed how much junk WILL get lodged in it.

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Old 17 Apr 2008, 06:49 am
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Default Re: The Tranny, she blown :(

Perfect. Thanks for the info & I will be sure to post exactly what they found!
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Old 17 Apr 2008, 07:04 am
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Well I kinda figured the ol cruiser wouldnt be able to put up with my racing habits for too long.

I am sure the "racing habits" did not help. Hope the damages are not too "billfold draining"
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let us know how you make out good luck
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