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Old 05-13-2021, 12:46 PM   #1461
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Oh, and no surprise, the shop did confirm the transmission fluid is "packed full of metal"

Not that I really suspected anything else, but removes the tiny nagging thought about it being the overdrive.

It'll probably be a couple weeks before they can yank the transmission and find the actual failure point, but I'll post any pics/info as I get them
I'm assuming you have no plans to re-connect to the lower radiator transmission cooling section. That is likely to be packed with metal chips as well.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:14 PM   #1462
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Oh, and no surprise, the shop did confirm the transmission fluid is "packed full of metal"

Not that I really suspected anything else, but removes the tiny nagging thought about it being the overdrive.
So what does this mean for those of us who will need/want to address the transmission (and or gearing) in the future? I'm not having any problems at the moment, but having only three gears (and not being able to hear myself think for the whine on the interstate), I have been "mildly" looking into upgrades and changes.
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:14 PM   #1463
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I'm assuming you have no plans to re-connect to the lower radiator transmission cooling section. That is likely to be packed with metal chips as well.

Don't ya hate when Brad points out crap like that, just when you think you are having a great day
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:43 PM   #1464
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Don't ya hate when Brad points out crap like that, just when you think you are having a great day
Yeaaa the shop already pointed that out too. In order for the warranty to be valid they must replace the transmission cooler and lines (hopefully with an even bigger one )
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Old 05-13-2021, 04:53 PM   #1465
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So what does this mean for those of us who will need/want to address the transmission (and or gearing) in the future? I'm not having any problems at the moment, but having only three gears (and not being able to hear myself think for the whine on the interstate), I have been "mildly" looking into upgrades and changes.
I would go 4l80e / 4l85e

You can't split the gears like a gear vendors, but you get the overdrive for the highway, and if you run into trouble parts are a LOT easier to find/replace, after the 4th shop that agreed then backed out, I was wondering about that route a lot
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Old 06-04-2021, 12:15 AM   #1466
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Hey.....itís been a month since we have heard from you......did you burn your motor home or sell it ??? Any progress on the transmission/gear vendors repair ??? For a guy that used to post 3 to 4 times a day makes me wonder if youíre pulling a Mark Faucet (Tap) on us. Listen.....in all seriousness if you think you might not be able to make it to the get-together in October, you have one of the good sites ( number ) 6, I believe, I have a buddy that wants to come. Send me a private msg. and let me know so I can get him in your spot. Hope to hear from you soon, take care, Regards, Bob
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Old 06-04-2021, 10:25 AM   #1467
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Hey.....itís been a month since we have heard from you......did you burn your motor home or sell it ??? Any progress on the transmission/gear vendors repair ??? For a guy that used to post 3 to 4 times a day makes me wonder if youíre pulling a Mark Faucet (Tap) on us. Listen.....in all seriousness if you think you might not be able to make it to the get-together in October, you have one of the good sites ( number ) 6, I believe, I have a buddy that wants to come. Send me a private msg. and let me know so I can get him in your spot. Hope to hear from you soon, take care, Regards, Bob
Man... he goes home for a month while his rig is getting repaired and you're already trying to snipe his spot?!
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:11 PM   #1468
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Hey.....itís been a month since we have heard from you......did you burn your motor home or sell it ??? Any progress on the transmission/gear vendors repair ??? For a guy that used to post 3 to 4 times a day makes me wonder if youíre pulling a Mark Faucet (Tap) on us. Listen.....in all seriousness if you think you might not be able to make it to the get-together in October, you have one of the good sites ( number ) 6, I believe, I have a buddy that wants to come. Send me a private msg. and let me know so I can get him in your spot. Hope to hear from you soon, take care, Regards, Bob


Cool your jets Bob, I actually just got off the phone with the shop. New transmission in hand and goes in next week, old transmission is out and I finally have a picture of the carnage. Shaft inside the trans snapped clean in half.
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:32 PM   #1469
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Hey.....itís been a month since we have heard from you......did you burn your motor home or sell it ??? Any progress on the transmission/gear vendors repair ??? For a guy that used to post 3 to 4 times a day makes me wonder if youíre pulling a Mark Faucet (Tap) on us. Listen.....in all seriousness if you think you might not be able to make it to the get-together in October, you have one of the good sites ( number ) 6, I believe, I have a buddy that wants to come. Send me a private msg. and let me know so I can get him in your spot. Hope to hear from you soon, take care, Regards, Bob
But... I'll tell you what. We all know real estate prices are through the ceiling right now but I'll cut you a deal. Cover the cost of this transmission replacement, and the spot is yours for the week
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Cool your jets Bob, I actually just got off the phone with the shop. New transmission in hand and goes in next week, old transmission is out and I finally have a picture of the carnage. Shaft inside the trans snapped clean in half.

So what you are saying is that it shifted just fine, it just lost its connection to the engine Trans fluid should still be super clean. I trust they will put a keen eye on the flexplate?
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Old 06-04-2021, 02:59 PM   #1471
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Hey.....itís been a month since we have heard from you......did you burn your motor home or sell it ??? Any progress on the transmission/gear vendors repair ??? For a guy that used to post 3 to 4 times a day makes me wonder if youíre pulling a Mark Faucet (Tap) on us. Listen.....in all seriousness if you think you might not be able to make it to the get-together in October, you have one of the good sites ( number ) 6, I believe, I have a buddy that wants to come. Send me a private msg. and let me know so I can get him in your spot. Hope to hear from you soon, take care, Regards, Bob

Bob, there is no good or bad spot. #6 doesn't mean anything, since we are the once creating our layout. We just have the service post to go by. And first come, first stake your spot, with regards to others. I sent you a pm with what your buddy should do.
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So what you are saying is that it shifted just fine, it just lost its connection to the engine Trans fluid should still be super clean. I trust they will put a keen eye on the flexplate?
That is something that doesn't add up, unless I'm not aware of how the plumbing works, they said the fluid was full of metal. So I do wonder if something internally failed like a gear and the shock of whatever that was is what snapped the shaft.
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Well the flex plate is apparently perfect, and I have a new torque converter going in anyway, so I suppose it doesn't matter
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Well the flex plate is apparently perfect, and I have a new torque converter going in anyway, so I suppose it doesn't matter

Don't save a buck on the torque converter. They can range from a couple hundred bucks to over 1k. Heavy duty towing from the experts is what you should use. Expensive yes, worth it? most likely

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Something in the transmission had to lock up to twist the input shaft! The stock engines don't really have the torque to twist that shaft unless something went really wrong in the transmission.
I put the Hughes XTM in the 310 when I overhauled the 475, great converter!
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Taking out the stator spline as well!
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I agree 100% on something locking up internally!

And I'll check what the converter is, should be a stock replacement
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Twisting the nose off the input shaft like that would most likely bend the TC stator and mangle the vanes, sending shrapnel thruout the system.
I hope the GV is ok.
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Gv seems to be ok

The new torque converter is a proper heavy duty towing rated unit... The only thing about it is they built it with a 3 bolt mount instead of 6 bolt mount because the 6s are apparently impossible to get ahold of... Still will carry a 3 year unlimited mile warranty through the O'Reilly network...

3000lbs shear strength per brand new grade 8 bolt... Not thrilled but I guess I'll live with it. I've seen plenty of failures where the weaker 3 bolt torque converter gave out but none where the bolts sheared off, and the automotive industry carries a safety factor of well above 2 anyway, in theory.... Guess we'll find out in a few thousand miles
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Gv seems to be ok

The new torque converter is a proper heavy duty towing rated unit... The only thing about it is they built it with a 3 bolt mount instead of 6 bolt mount because the 6s are apparently impossible to get ahold of... ...

the torque converter is NOT part of the trans built. It gets installed just prior to installing the transmission, 3 or 6 bolt. Plenty of 6 bolts all over, someone is feeding you BS.
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