Yea, I don't plan on changing to a 350 for that very reason, plus I
want over drive.
Some good news (at least for now). I had the trans fluid and filter
changed Friday (kind of a what-the-hell-can-it-hurt) kind of deal and
I have to say the truck actually runs a lot better now. No slipping
at wide open throttle, no unusual noise at cold start.
I was already counting my pennies and doing the "save up!" routine.
Truck runs good. I drove it today quite a long distance and ran a
number of wide open throttle runs to see how it worked. Every time
performed good. We've have some pretty cold weather for our area
(lows in the 20's) and I've run the truck around town a few times, and
no unusual noises at cold start.
All I can say is that the trans filter must have either been a piece
of crap or its was restricted somehow. IT was a GM part. This time
I just bought all the stuff down at NAPA and had my buddy do the
filter and trans fluid along with some other minor things.
It may meltdown tomorrow, but its running good so far. I think at
next oil change, we'll do the trans filter and fluid again.
I'm glad the filter change worked/helped. I would still take it to the shop
that rebuilt it and tell them what was going on, what you did, and ask them
if they could do a few checks.
A tidbit of info...Changing the fluid in an auto trans takes FAR more
than dropping the pan and replacing a few quarts. More like an expensive
Auto Trans Flushing Machine and typically 5 gallons of fluid for a flush and
fill a full size vehicle trans. About $120 around here in NW Iowa...of
course I have a Buddy with an auto repair business, so it costs me less than
that if I need it on any of my vehicles.
yea... I know about the fluid business. Just my habit of referring
to basically swapping the fluid in the pan and replacing the filter.
I realize that you can't get close to all the fluid without using one
of the those pressure type
I may consider get the trans "flushed" I don't know what the cost $$
runs around here. I'm not sure who even has one. I'm guessing the
trans shop I used in the past since they are the biggest shop in the
On Sun, 19 Feb 2006 19:54:43 -0600, "Shades"
========I've been watching the thread progress...
and it's been doing good till now....
so let me say......
Don't.....repeat Do Not.....flush the tranny.
You're going to loosen up and dislodge the wee bits
of crap that's accumulated in the nooks and crannies
of that trans and that flushing machine WILL NOT....
get it all out. It WILL...however get it loose and let
it start circulating around inside the unit, where it's
stands a dang good chance of hang'n a valve not
to mention creating a bypass leak in an apply piston
or servo....or, last but not least, and also what may
have been the prob all along.....hang the govenor.
But then..if you know the fluid biz..you already know that.
You did the correct thing. A basic fluid and filter.
Do it again at the end of summer if you don't have any other
probs before then.
I don't think I'm going to do anything on the Trans as far as getting
a replacement until it starts to act up. I am going to swap out the
Trans filter and 5+quarts of fluid at the next oil change.
If the Trans starts to act up then I'll buy a goodwrench transmission
and go from there.
On 28 Feb 2006 01:37:01 -0800, "Marsh Monster"
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