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Hey guys,
Bought my beast a couple of months ago, had a slight trannie slip which has now become very noticeable and annoying. She slips when entering second & third gear under heavy load, more noticeable when kicking back. Been told its the drums.
Spoke to a couple of transmission specialists and they suggest a full reco. which i'm happy to do, however, i don't wanna get ripped off. At this stage quotes are at the $1800 mark and they claim to use 'top quality' parts.
Any good transmission places in the northern suburbs ?

BTW, how many revs should my car be sitting on when traveling @ 100km/h (freeway driving). ATM she sits on 2100rpm, been told it should be sitting on 1500rpm ?? can anyone confirm.
Cheers
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That price sound OK for a quality job - read the fine print on the warranty and make sure you are covered if you break down a long way away from whoever fixed it up.
At 100kph in a V6 commodore with standard diff you are doing 1900rpm....you have a V8 so this may be different....
 

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That price sound OK for a quality job - read the fine print on the warranty and make sure you are covered if you break down a long way away from whoever fixed it up.
At 100kph in a V6 commodore with standard diff you are doing 1900rpm....you have a V8 so this may be different....



about the same man mine sits around 1800-1900 at 100kms
(4spd auto v8)

as for the rebuild should include few parts like
* stage 1 or 2 shift kit depending how firm u want it
*corvette servo
**heavy duty clutches
* kevlar bands
 

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get a heavier duty drive cone put into it, mine sheared recently and its a royal PITA to get to and fix. Good auto places sell a replacement part called "the beast" which is much, much stronger than original. Also get "Z-pack" clutches, its a kit containing a pack of clutches, but more than standard. They wear less when you are stationary, causing less trans slip. The original clutches slip against each other when you are stopped and wear out quick, Z-pack doesn't. Longer lasting and firmer shifts.
Just my 2 cents
 

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whats your diff ratio? this may be why its sitting on 2100 at 100 kph

$1800 is pretty good for a rebuild.. dont forget , they guarantee it , so find one with the longest warranty
 

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whats your diff ratio? this may be why its sitting on 2100 at 100 kph

$1800 is pretty good for a rebuild.. dont forget , they guarantee it , so find one with the longest warranty
not too sure buddy, ill get the tranny man to check it out the gear ratios.
Spoke with the tranny man and told me he uses HEAVY DUTY parts. His workshop has a pretty good rep. and offers a 20,000km 12 month warranty. Really don't know much about transmissions, was told he replaces all of the guts, seals etc. bar the pump which he rebuilds.
This is going to be a bit of an investment so what else should I be asking/demanding ?
Cheers and thanks for the advice.

PS: 3rd gear went last night as I was driving to the footy :rip:had to drive in second gear!
 

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Ask the tranny man 'who pays for the tow if the transmission fails when you are 1000km from his workshop' - my warranty said it was my responsibility to get the vehicle to his workshop and I think you'll find most will say that. This makes the warranty a joke. Make sure you get either a new or reco torque converter and ask if they instal new solenoids - most don't and mine failed just before the warranty expired. Also you may want to upgrade to synthetic fluid which cost more but protects more and lasts longer.
Ask what parts will NOT be replaced - some tranny places simply replace worn or broken parts. Look at this link which shows you what can be involved - if the tranny shop realises you are interested and know a bit about what's involved in the reconditioning process you will get a better job done. Good Luck.
4L60E Transmission Rebuild pictures and exploded parts diagrams How to - MinnesotaMud.com Forums
 

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I meant final drive.. as in diff ratio , the box has set gearing ratios.

12 months 20,000km is a good guarantee for a box rebuild.
 

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yeah not sure Gus, couldn't tell you.. how do I find out ?
BTW, tranny man said he does replace the torque converter. Don't know if he replaces the drum, are these usually replaced with a tranny overhaul ? if not how much extra would a good drum kit cost ?
Doubt the solonoids are changed, how much extra for new ones or do i just leave as is ?
thanks
ken

thanks for the link HAKo!
 

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yeah not sure Gus, couldn't tell you.. how do I find out ?

on the diff there should be a white sticker with what ratio is installed.. im going to guess and say yours is 3.36:1 , or 3.08:1 I think most commo's are 2.78:1
 
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