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Old 03-12-2010, 04:32 AM
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I've heard from quite a few people that the overdrive autos in these trucks are junk. But, as was said earlier, they are based on the goliath TQ727 so what gives?
I just bought my truck this past weekend. With a 136K it has had the trans replaced. It was done by the previous owner to the guy I got it from so I'm not sure how long ago it was done. The new one is a Jasper and I've always heard good about thier products so, I am optimistic. I also noticed that they bypassed the in radiator cooler for an external one. I know these motors run hot (over 200 deg) so perhaps the in radiator transmission cooler doesn't cool the fluid enough? Which brings me to the first mod I'm going to do; 180 deg thermostat. Since I am not using the in radiator cooler, it won't mean anything to the tranny though.
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