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Old 02-22-2006, 12:36 PM   #141
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Mortehl, I tackled alot of projects in my life. And the one thing that life always taught me (or beat into my skull ) is to keep things simple and one step at a time. You've already got a car with some cojones already as you trans death has proved.

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Doing the basics and doing things repetitively will help you gain knowledge and confidence for the more involved work later. You can't rely on other people for this work. Because when you have problems, they're not going to be there. You have to gain a full understanding of what'* involved before you attempt it. You also have to develop the skills in the meantime.
I wish I had heard advice like this years ago. It would have saved me thousands.

the only thing I say you should do first above all else is this

Brakes
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scanner

thats the path I am doing right now. and fighting the kr my car has in every gear.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:28 PM   #142
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Olds...check your exhaust manifolds...it'* very common on those years.

I'm glad Mortehl has taken a step back. I was thinking I'd need to do something to get him to slow the plans a bit. Sounds good that he'* going to take it much easier than thought.
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Transmission update:

Not going to be done until next Wednesday. I thought the initial estimate was too quick. Trans pump failed also. Don't know if I mentioned that.

All the parts arrived today. They're updating every part that was hardened or known to fail on the transmission as well as putting the full transgo kit in. I also double checked that all electronics are being changed out as well (Thanks Matt :P).

Boost withdrawal now on day 4. I almost want a cigarette.
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Just called in the payment:

Final bill was 3003.40 minus $1000 family discount.

Ouch.

But it nets me a completely rebuilt, top from bottom with fully rebuilt heavy duty diff and torque convertor, new transmission pump, all updated parts replaced, all clutch packs and gears replaced, all electronics replaced, all solenoids replaced,full shift kit installed, valve body milled to increase line pressure.
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Didn't you tell me the only thing not replaced was the case?
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I thought that description pretty much covered that. I know I didn't list out some stuff, that was covered under the everything is updated part.
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Just called in the payment:

Final bill was 3003.40 minus $1000 family discount.

Ouch.

But it nets me a completely rebuilt, top from bottom with fully rebuilt heavy duty diff and torque convertor, new transmission pump, all updated parts replaced, all clutch packs and gears replaced, all electronics replaced, all solenoids replaced,full shift kit installed, valve body milled to increase line pressure.


$3,000 sheesh I can't wait to hear you from Queens NY.
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Didn't you tell me the only thing not replaced was the case?
Nah, he now has a light weight carbon fiber case LOL
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Just called in the payment:

Final bill was 3003.40 minus $1000 family discount.

Ouch.

But it nets me a completely rebuilt, top from bottom with fully rebuilt heavy duty diff and torque convertor, new transmission pump, all updated parts replaced, all clutch packs and gears replaced, all electronics replaced, all solenoids replaced,full shift kit installed, valve body milled to increase line pressure.


$3,000 sheesh I can't wait to hear you from Queens NY.
Oh sorry, it was 3003.40, I paid 2003.40
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Sooo....

With the transmission fiasco turned rebuild complete, I'm ready to start looking at my buildup again.

Here'* what is in mind for my stage 1:

Powerslot rotors
Ceramic brake pads (anyone have any experience with Hawk?)
Exhaust Manifolds (www.hulkspeed.com)
I have a spare supercharger and throttle body coming along, so I'll be mildly porting and polishing. Gonna replace the coupler with an intense one long as I'm there.
Magnaflow 94006 cat
Ram air into airbox and Willwren style SC/TB cooling.
Goodyear Eagle RS-A H rated tires

Cosmetic fixes including a replacement front bumper and grill.
Club stickers

Have some other things cooking, but I figure thats a good start for now.
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