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Old 08-11-2005, 01:20 PM   #21
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Take every safety measure possible while doing this...

Make sure you flush the trans cooler before you even attempt to install the new trans or the trash thats in the cooler now will end up in your rebuilt trans...

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And I'm going to go against the grain and say that I think you'll come out with a tranny that works just fine.
You know, that gives me an idea. We should appoint somebody as a bookie, and make bets on if the tranny will never work, work for .5 miles, work for 6 months, or last forever. It would be fun, and exciting.

And even if the tranny rebuild is a complete failure, somebody will come out of it happy.

Seriously though. For what it'* worth though, in my uneducated opinion... I think it can be done. Just take your time, be insanely clean, be totally organized, don't do anything cheap/stupid, and you should be okay. As the man said, it IS just a machine. There'* no magic, no voodoo, no curse for whoever dares to venture beyond pan and filter removal.

Remember though, when you post pictures of your tranny all apart, I want to see all of the parts neatly lined up on a spotlessly clean surface. If you're in the picture, I want to see you in scrubs, booties, gloves, and a hair net. Buy a few shower curtains to hang up all around the area, to keep out dust and dirt. Make a makeshift airlock out of the same. It'll be fun.
Wow someones a little anal. Lol. All that makes it sounds like i rebuild mine in a slophouse outdoors in the rain. I mean i made sure every part was clean but i didn't go through all that trouble. And mines been working fine. In fact i just sold the car today. But i know it'll work fine. But if we're taking bets i'll put $5 on it lasts forever.
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We are not taking bets or continuing that line of thinking. This topic is to advise and help someone rebuild a transmission. Keep the off topic stuff in the lounge.
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We are not taking bets or continuing that line of thinking. This topic is to advise and help someone rebuild a transmission. Keep the off topic stuff in the lounge.
Easy there bill... I'm not really a betting man. I was kidding. And I did advise the kid, to be clean and organized (although I was also just joking about the shower curtain airlock idea). I'm just saying that I saw the pictures of his garage, and I hope he can create a better environment for the tranny project. Sorry to have ruffled your feathers...

Can't we all just get along?
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We are not taking bets or continuing that line of thinking. This topic is to advise and help someone rebuild a transmission. Keep the off topic stuff in the lounge.
Easy there bill... I'm not really a betting man. I was kidding. And I did advise the kid, to be clean and organized (although I was also just joking about the shower curtain airlock idea). I'm just saying that I saw the pictures of his garage, and I hope he can create a better environment for the tranny project. Sorry to have ruffled your feathers...

Can't we all just get along?
i'm not ruffled, just making sure we stay on topic.... and yeah..I saw that garage too
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Wow now guys..

Yeah, my garage is dirty, gross, not sterile. The rebuild will be done in the basement fella'*. Tis acceptable, but nothing like the garage.
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Me thinks the tranny will be in the 190 Lb area.... Be careful

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165 if i'm not mistaken. but i might be.
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165 if i'm not mistaken. but i might be.
I was thinking 190... Maybe thats the 4T60-E-4T65-E

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In techinfo it states a 440-T4 transmission weighs 195 lbs. That sounds about right as i dragged mine out from under my car empty. That was hard enough. Made the subframe feel like it was made or cardboard. Lol
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