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Old 10-03-2007, 09:50 AM   #11
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Actually, the 65E runs hotter because of the way in manages TCC lockup. This is as explained to me by my trans builder.
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Old 10-03-2007, 09:54 AM   #12
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Actually, the 65E runs hotter because of the way in manages TCC lockup. This is as explained to me by my trans builder.
its weird that they didnt add the external cooler to the newer cars if that is the case

and Tampa96SSEi had his 60 Fail in his car, just to throw that out there for everyone
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Yup. He sure did. I forgot about that one.

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Well, the transmission in my Bonneville finally died last night. :( It didn't seem to be behaving as usual, and as I was going through the parking lot at my school, I heard a light metal to metal grinding noise. I went to go drive it around the lot today to see what was up, and the car slammed itself into gear so hard the seats were shaking back and forth. I'm surprised it held up this long though, it took a lot of torque and 107,000 miles to kill the thing.
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In my opinion the 60 is stonger only in one area. The drive chain. The single chain is indeed stronger than the dual chain in the 65 which is why we use the single chain and 60 gears in our beefed up 65 builds. GM introduced the double roller chain in the 65 as a way to quiet transaxle noise but in our case a little more noise for a stronger part is acceptable.

By the way 60 gears wont just fit right into a 65. We modify them to work.
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The previous owner of my car bought it in 95 with 16K original miles from a dealership'* owner'* son. He then beat the crap out of it and needed 2 engine rebuilds and 2 transmission rebuilds over the course of the following 262K miles. Granted, he towed a yacht with it (2.93 gears, I think) and had almost no preventative maintenance, but on average 130K per engine and tranmsission is pretty good. I know the latest transmission build was about 40K miles ago, and the engine was rebuilt 110K miles ago. Pretty decent.
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