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Old 04-04-2004, 03:28 AM   #1
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What is all very hard on a transmission............
I would like these to be rated from 1-10 (10 being hardest)

1 wheel burnouts
cranking the wheel hard and burning out
2 wheel burnouts
downshifting manually to engine brake
upshifting manually (not at proper times)
reverse drops
neutral drops
accidently bumping it into neutral while the cruise is on while going uphill and then putting it back into gear on reaction
using the tranny to hold urself at a stop on a hill
reving engine in neutral while moving
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:37 AM   #2
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What is all very hard on a transmission............
I would like these to be rated from 1-10 (10 being hardest)

reverse drops
neutral drops
accidently bumping it into neutral while the cruise is on while going uphill and then putting it back into gear on reaction
using the tranny to hold urself at a stop on a hill
For God'* sake, don't do that!!!! You're whole list is Auto Tranny Killers, but the one'* I left in the quote are all 10'*. The others you may survive, depending on the condition of the tranny, but don't make them a habit.

Just so you know, I do the spinouts on ocaasion, I downshift to slowdown (usually for tailgaters, I love the look on their faces) and I have been known to let the tranny hold me on a hill. But I don't do it all the time.

I don't intend to start a flame war with this question, and I do remember being a kid and beating my car to hell and back, but what is it with you and trying to kill cars, man?? No offense, dude, but if you got that much money to repace dead cars, can I have some??

Like I said, not flaming you, I remember those days myself sorta ( a long, long time ago for me!!), but I had an uncle that traded dead cars for a living, so I had beaters that were only good for destroying. Putting 'em out of their misery as it were.
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Old 04-04-2004, 03:42 AM   #3
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What is all very hard on a transmission............
I would like these to be rated from 1-10 (10 being hardest)

reverse drops
neutral drops
accidently bumping it into neutral while the cruise is on while going uphill and then putting it back into gear on reaction
using the tranny to hold urself at a stop on a hill
For God'* sake, don't do that!!!! You're whole list is Auto Tranny Killers, but the one'* I left in the quote are all 10'*. The others you may survive, depending on the condition of the tranny, but don't make them a habit.

Just so you know, I do the spinouts on ocaasion, I downshift to slowdown (usually for tailgaters, I love the look on their faces) and I have been known to let the tranny hold me on a hill. But I don't do it all the time.

I don't intend to start a flame war with this question, and I do remember being a kid and beating my car to hell and back, but what is it with you and trying to kill cars, man?? No offense, dude, but if you got that much money to repace dead cars, can I have some??

Like I said, not flaming you, I remember those days myself sorta ( a long, long time ago for me!!), but I had an uncle that traded dead cars for a living, so I had beaters that were only good for destroying. Putting 'em out of their misery as it were.
yeah what he said!

Seriously, I dont think an occasional burnout is going to hurt anything. I have also been guilty of bumping the shifter to neutral when pulling in the driveway and revving the engine a little to tease my little boy and get him to play his little version of "chicken" with me when I get home from work. But that like at 3mph.

I don't think I would try ANY of that stuff that you listed if I really cared about my transmission and if you don't, I will take a 440T4 or a 4T60E if you have one lying around.
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Those neutral and reverse drops, are those when you have it in drive, then you get down to anywhere from 2-6 mph then drop it in reverse without stopping all the way?
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I don't intend to start a flame war with this question, and I do remember being a kid and beating my car to hell and back, but what is it with you and trying to kill cars, man?? No offense, dude, but if you got that much money to repace dead cars, can I have some??

Like I said, not flaming you, I remember those days myself sorta ( a long, long time ago for me!!), but I had an uncle that traded dead cars for a living, so I had beaters that were only good for destroying. Putting 'em out of their misery as it were.
Look at my list of cars all POS cars sides the cutlass international series 3.8 (loved that car and wana swap engines with my 2.8 from my pontiac that only have 102k miles) and the dodge neon (bleh hate dodges) was a pos that had no god damn control plus that was a accident when messing around my friends and me have junked so many cars in 1 year 6 months it aint funny

1993 pontiac grand am (tranny)
1986 olds delta 88 (went off ramps broke frame off the unibody rust bucket so hardcore)
1987 olds cutlass ciera 3.8 (engine)
1988 olds cutlass ciera international series (engine)
1988 pontiac grand am (tranny)
1991 Ford Explorer (wheels snapped off after jumping it)
1989 chevy caviler (engine went cause got tired of putting 1 qt of oil every 250 mi)
2000 dodge neon (totaled into a tree)
1987 pontiac 6000-le (tranny)
1992 ford probe (1st tranny replaced then engine went out)
(probally more but cant remeber em all)

Thats only me and 2 friends of mine
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