|Originally posted by lowtrickry:|
Please help this is the last issues I need to fix to get this thing ready to go on the road and drive my baby after the swap and all the money I've sunk in....
Please please help me....
Should I take it on the road and drive it around to work the fluid through
A few things I should mention... I ran it a couple time for aboutn3 minwith no tranny fluid it buy never took it out of park ... Then I ran it a few time in between adding fluid and drove it up in down the driveway the symptoms got better and better as i added more n more between runs,out of the ten or so qgs I put in 8 or nine were recommended Dex vi and about 1 at n a half of Dex iii. Also the tranny cooler is currently not hooked upnnn an the lines are run directly to each other circumventing it.
PLESE o PLEASE help a brother out....
When you say you ran it, just how long and how did you run it before you put fluid in it?
Even when in park the trany insides are moving as well as the fluid, if there is enough fluid in there to move, if there isn't enough in there, then there isn't enough to cool and lubricate the internal moving parts.
First a disclaimer, I am not a trany guy but have helped RR a few in the old days in rear wheel drive cars and when they are reassembled they were done with fluid soaked discs/clutches and if you ran it for any length of time without any fluid in it you may have smoked those clutches.
When I helped reinstall a rebuilt or new trany we NEVER started the engine until we had at least 10 quarts in or it at least showed up on the dipstick and even then only started the engine and ran the gear shift lever threw the gears, never drove the vehicle anywhere at all until we had the right amount of fluid in it.
I sure hope you didn't toast those clutches but fear you may have.
Fingers crossed that you didn't, good luck dude, you are going to need it.
I am sure some of the people more familiar with tranies will post here soon enough with even more and better info on them, lets hope I am wrong.
edit to add.
you haven't got the trany cooler hooked up yet, AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH,
god help you that is also part of the trany fill process while it doesn't amount to a lot of extra fluid it does add what a pint of fluid that will change the reading on the dipstick. when ever I did a new trany I put in an after market cooler as the one in the radiator is simply a couple of the fins in the lower part of your radiator. Cooling trany fluid is one of THE MOST IMPORTANT things and can toast a trany quicker than almost anything. Like I said above I hope I am wrong as I know just how much work it is to change these things. Try changing a trany in a Full time 4 WD 70s pickup with a cast iron transfer case on you back on the floor with no lift, I have done that when I had a back and never want to have to do that again or any trany work again for that mater in a FWD vehicle because to be honest they are a pain in the ass !
Another edit to add,
Take the dipstick out, do not start the engine, smell the fluid on the dipstick. If it smells like burnt almonds you have toasted the clutches.
Technology is great when it works,
and one big pain in the ass when it doesn't
Detroit iron rules all the rest are just toys.
[This message has been edited by 84fiero123 (edited 07-20-2014).]