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Quick question for the guys that blew up the tranny with wl tune. We're u running engine/ trans tune or just a trans tune? Thanks
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Tranny blew from WL tune????
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Tranny blew from WL tune????
I've heard of two of them thus far.
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I have only heard of two as well, but I believe they both threw codes when the tune was installed, and evidentaully they burnt up the tranny within 4 days. I have been running the combo engine/trans for about a month with zero issues. Just curious if anyone else has had an issue. I'm pretty sure they are isolated issues.
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I ran a Hemifever engine tune with WL trans tune and no I didn't throw any codes when the tune was installed. I threw two once my tranny was toast 4 days later but WL is a POS if you want my opinion.

You screw something up and don't at least man up to it and then to find out he did it to Dodgert the exact same way really pisses me off. I can tell you were not the first two trannies he's fried, been a few 3gens as well but he gets away with it because he uses that tactic where he ignores the customer to the point they say the hell with it.

I ran a Hemifever tune since the day tuning came out for us 2011s+ and never had a single issue but somehow my tranny fails not even a week after trying to run his tune? Funny thing was I told him I wanted a more aggressive shifting tranny tune and thats what he gave me. He told me he increased line pressure, makechanges to converter lock/unlock and TM.

This is what the dealer told me......
Scanners showed tq limits and pressures that were too high prior to the tranny dumping, 3rd and 4th gear burnt up. I'm sure if some random Joe walked in the dealer with everything I had on my truck (minus the tune) they would have denied all warranty work. Not the case with me because the service writer/manger know me pretty well and sweep it under the rug. The one thing they did know I had in there was the Circle D TC. Once they split the tranny/ engine they were like WTF lol. He told me bro we can't put that back in but will order you another one and charger it to the bill......Off the soap box

WL aka Dave is not someone I would recommend who even tried to steal Hemifever's work from me back in Dec/Jan but that's a whole different story for a different day.
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I've heard of 2 guys on here and a few more guys on another form. Hope it gets worked out.
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I have done a little research and found that a few things could have caused issues, not saving orginal stock backup when uploading the custom tune. Running Sonnax and not having your tune written with an aftermarket torque convertor.

Like I said I have had zero issue's and been checking the tranny fluid every other day and its still clean. I'm thinking this could have been just a fluke chance.
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I have done a little research and found that a few things could have caused issues, not saving orginal stock backup when uploading the custom tune. Running Sonnax and not having your tune written with an aftermarket torque convertor.

Like I said I have had zero issue's and been checking the tranny fluid every other day and its still clean. I'm thinking this could have been just a fluke chance.
Not my first rodeo with tuning.....I probably did more for the 2011s and up than any other forum member here when the tuning for came out in November. I'm sure if WL didn't blow my tranny at the beginning of April there would have been a long laundry list of you guys too. Dave probably sent out revisions to his customers when that happen, so thank me later.
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