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Old 02-20-2006, 11:42 AM   #81
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You MUST replace the stock cooler and bypass the core in the radiator. Your trans failure sent debris into both, clogging up the passages.
Since I posted this, I've heard more about the leftovers... 1st and 2nd gear are a mess, differential is metal soup. Already had them order the biggest one that fits

All the broken crap is being put into a box for me so I can take pictures of it when I pick my baby back up. (Had to drive a @#$#@[email protected]#$ NEON to work today... I'm going up the hill swearing at the top of my lungs as the stupid 4 banger tries valiently to accelerate)
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Dave called, he concurred with the other guy'* assessment. 1st and 2nd gear were wrecked and differential was soup. Work starts tomorrow.

He'* doing a full rebuild including the entire transgo kit that Willwren used on his tranny. Also putting in a 28,000 GVW self-regulating trans cooler. I'm going to do the gauge myself. As mentioned, I said no to the LSD for now.

Fun fun. Car should be ready on Thursday, then I'm going to head back to PA over the weekend to get the parts I tried to pick up yesterday.

As an FYI -- the initial estimate is $1750.
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And someone saved his marriage by telling him to take pics and leave the parts there. Simply would not be tolerated in the apartment by the wife.
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And someone saved his marriage by telling him to take pics and leave the parts there. Simply would not be tolerated in the apartment by the wife.
So... I showed this post to Annalisa.. She gives a slight chuckle and said, "That reminds me: Parts in living room no longer being tolerated by wife." Then she gave me that "Get your *** inside and start cleaning look."
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busted......lol

Just so you know, installing the temp gage DOES require cutting the cooling lines.
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To give you guys a little insight.. Those parts he posted from the Saturday junkyard run...are STILL sitting dead center of the living room at his place.
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Just so you know, installing the temp gage DOES require cutting the cooling lines.
? I didn't cut any cooling lines for a trans temp gauge.
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I thought there was a plug on top that Bill removed to insert the temp sender.
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Day 2 sans-bonneville begins.. Already the shakes have begun.


I was planning on following these instructions for the trans temp gauge. (Speaking of which, I'm still open to suggestions on where to mount the gauge inside.)
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...e=article&k=51
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