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Old 07-12-2005, 09:53 PM   #1
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Would making harder shifts and such reduce wear as this claims? I understand that smooth shifts are due to slippage right? Would this device help to prolong my transmission??
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Would making harder shifts and such reduce wear as this claims? I understand that smooth shifts are due to slippage right? Would this device help to prolong my transmission??
this item doesnt firm your shifts, as far as i know.. it simply changes the ammount of vacuum that is drawn to the vaccuum modulator to delay shift points higher into the powerband..
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I would be willing to buy anything to prolong my trans life (which if you seen my post in the 1992-1999 section, it aint workin) I figure its best to spend $500 worth of preventive after market items over time then to have to fork out the $$$$ for a complete rebuild. My car keeps me alive, I couldn't do without it. I would do what ever it takes to keep it running. Like I would buy this thing if it helped.
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unplugging the vacuum modulator will be the same affect as turning the **** all the way..
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unplugging the vacuum modulator will be the same affect as turning the **** all the way..
That would surely save money
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Umm.. the electronic one, for the 60-E does plug into the transmisison harness.. but i know what your talking about toast.. that'* for the 440-t4.


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I understand that smooth shifts are due to slippage right?
I was under the impression that our smooth shifts were due to our soft motor/tranny mounts.
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No, smooth transmission shifts are caused my transmission slip.


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Wouldn't slippage cause more ware
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Yaaaasssss. But luxury car owners don't want to be thrown around when they are driving. That'* why we have vacuum modulators. Have you noticed that when you are just cruising around with light throttle the car doesn't shift quite as firm and slips a little bit if you go from 1/5 throttle to WOT briefly? That'* what it does. You may not notice it, because on your tranny it may be faster, but on mine you can notice it jump up real quick then drop down [usually just a hair on the tach]. Also, when luxury cars are built [i'm not talking our cars.. i'm talking 75k+ BMW, Benz, Lexus, etc..], usually the drivers are not performance drivers [there are exceptions, and a lot of the cars have great power], they just want smooth shifts. But if you ride in a interceptor [can be retired! ] the shifts are instant and extremely firm.

Oh yeah, and toast, your advice on unplugging the vacuum modulator being the same as doing one of those electronic deals, that does NOT apply to the 87-91 [hydraulic] transmissions. Just thought i'd share that. No clue about 92+ though.


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