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Old 04-17-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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I just figured id do some routine maintenance. plugs and serpentine belts.

plugs were ok used the factory 100,000 mile ones 7.00 ea.

then my first time doing belts...............ouch good thing for the internet I was p.off but
determined to finish this cause they were ready to be changed.

man w.t.f. i'd like to see the designer do this. but should be good for awhile i used gator belts.
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It all gets easier. And ya, what moron makes a tiny slit for the belt to go threw. and then just to top it all off, have the supercharger belt go threw the motor mount.
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Could be worse. Pretty sure Series I L67 requires unbolting the torque axis mount.
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Even worse yet. Who the designed these trannies that can't keep up with our severe pounding?!
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Tranny'* were designed to take stock HP and torque. You build the engine up, its on you if you to follow through the drive train.
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It all gets easier. And ya, what moron makes a tiny slit for the belt to go threw. and then just to top it all off, have the supercharger belt go threw the motor mount.
You've got to be kidding me. That'* one of the stupidest designs I've ever heard of
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Tranny'* were designed to take stock HP and torque. You build the engine up, its on you if you to follow through the drive train.
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??? I have beat on my share of unmodded 3800 drivetrains and never had a problem.
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Never a tranny problem with any, all high mileage.
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You've got to be kidding me. That'* one of the stupidest designs I've ever heard of
Yes it is. You actually have to remove a stud, then knock out a spacer, then you can remove the belt. You also need to unplug the crank sensor to remove the spacer safely.


As for the transmissions in these cars. They are strong. most of the failed transmissions I've seen are the diff. And that comes from one wheel burn outs, or to much power when turning. You only apply full power when going in a straight line.
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