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spartman
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you ascertained that you are getting actual circulation of the transmission fluid or could you have a line blockage ? The high interior temps could cause the bands to slip.


Might be time to hunt down a good transmission mechanic and pick his brain some.

I had a 67 cougar with cooling issues that would do that till I rodded out the radiator, but it had no external tranny cooler.

Sheer speculation on my part here.

Hope you get it squared away.

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

saw no leaks and the fluid level was just right, but yeah really gotta check the circulation when I get back home.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loving this thread so far Smile

Having your laptop plugged into your car's onboard ECU is great, VAGCOM does the same sort of thing for VAG group cars

http://www.vagcom.co.uk/


Sorry to hear about your coolant issues, but I too am one to think circulation.

Happened to me as well, water pump went in my car, no circulation let it cool down, drive a bit until it got too hot, stop wait, drive a bit more, stop.

Water is stone cold in the radiator as the radiator is doing its job, but the water is not flowing so the water elsewhere heats up, but cant give up its heat at the radiator so it boils elsewhere.

I know you know all this, i'm just relying my experience and how I think it matches what you've had Smile

Hope you get it sorted soon Smile - need more updates Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well just a quick update.

total disaster, the transmission is toast, it seems to have blown out a thrust washer behind the pump and thats why no pressure or fluid circulation. After that it was like sliding on sand paper inside it, I am actually very suprised it got me back home under it's own power! So now I got to save up and buy a new trans which costs about $2500.00 so you can see why nothing has happened yet.

Not sure wht I will do, might just scavange a junk yard turbo 400 trans to get me running till I can sell the Blazer and use that cash to get the trans I want. So depressing......
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you think that thrust washer was bad from the start ? 2500 *ouchhhh*

Well, Good luck, Sounds like you got a plan.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

so getting up courageto work on the beast again, thenew plan is to pull the trans out of my Bazer and put it in the suburban to get it going again. Basicly rob and pillage all the parts I need from one to put in the other. Gonna take the radio and glovebox and all sorts of stuff out and get SUBZILLA back on the road before winter!!

so stay tuned the fun will begin soon!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 25, 2010 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha, just a teaser! no work done yet, but have got the extra parts sold (well spoken for, should be sold by end of the month) thatwill give me the extra cash to buy a few things I need to get. Like a new torque converter and the gauges!

So should be posting pics again by September!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

warwgn wrote:

So should be posting pics again by September!!!


Hooray! - Subzilla will ride again!

Looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it's almost september...stop teasing lol.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok so no pics yet, but the torque converter is due to arrive by Thursday so I willbe working on the transmission swap this weekend, so that means pics by teusday of next week. Will post them up Monday night!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hell yeah!! let the fun begin, the converter is here so I start the transplant tomorrow. Lot of work to do and the best part the wife is goin out of town so I can work on it all day. The plan is to get the old trans out tomorrow and do some cleaning up and stuff, then Saturday get the donor th400 out the Blazer and stab it in the suburban, sunday is gonna be finishing touches and test driven. hope to have pics up by Tuesday!!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote






Does that video camera you have do live feeds at all?
( You set up your helmet camera to record your daughter helping herself to the fridge I think a while ago ? )
If so, we could get a live feed going Very Happy

Any microphone capability as well? - I find when i'm struggling with something stiff like a nut and bolt that brute force and ignorance with harsh language mixed in can do wonders Very Happy

We could perhaps capture the moments when Anthony's Law of the Workshop occurs. This law states that :-

Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.

*Corollary *- On the way to the corner, any dropped tool will first and always strike your toes.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minty wrote:

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Any tool, when dropped, will roll into the least accessible corner of the workshop.



Along that line, any bolt you are attempting to replace in an engine will be dropped and promptly disappear into some unreachable cranny of the engine, never to be seen again.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well that was quick and easy!!

unhook the torque converter


drop the cross member



then the t-case and pull a few more bolts and wallahhh! It's out.







and couldnt help my self had to pull the pump just to see!



whatdya know anothe piece of broken something sitting there? other than that have no idea what I am looking at.....I do know the pump dont just slide right back in easy. Oh well no big deal, now all that's left is pull the th400 out the blazer and put it in the burban!! HMMM need a break first.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This stuff is so exciting. Idk why; I dont know what half the stuff is. I guess maybe its the pictures and someone talkin about it heh. out of all this i got transmission, suburban, blazer, and bolts lol. keep it goin though i love this thread Smile
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