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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Leigh's Monday = Tranny Issues...

 

The Universe must think I'm GAY!


Because it just endlessly keeps Fuckin' me in the ass!



68 degrees, warm and sunny. I was going to putter around the yard, but I just barely made it into my dooryard.

Half a mile down the road, it started to surge -"WTF is wrong with this thing now?". When I pulled into the drive, the tranny slipped.

"Oh, fuck me!"

It made it the last 100 yards up the hill, and I shut it off. I looked underneath, and ATF was pouring out of the bell-housing.

Yup, it's official - FUCK ME!


I almost made it a week without having to go into full on thrash mode, on some piece of shit I own.

You were right Phil - I am snake bit .....
Bring on the corona virus. If this frigging car hasn't stroked me out yet, than a bug named after Mexican-Miller isn't even going to give me the farts!



Took me 4 1/2 hours to pull it. I don't like the fact that I am getting faster doing this. That and I don't have to label any of the shit I had to take off.


Blew the damn seal out of the trans case. IDK why, because it went in great, when I changed the convertor. It went in straight and I didn't tweak the seal body. You can even see where it was sitting against the case. 




Then for good measure, the friggin' EGR pipe shattered into three pieces. It just went , POP!

Now I have to pull one off of a parts car, if I don't have one lying around loose. 


IT .
JUST .
NEVER .
FRIGGIN .
ENDS..... 😠

19 comments:

  1. I hear ya. I'm thinking of ordering a case of Vaseline to try to help ease the fucking life has been dealing out the past few months.

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  2. I have started praying for our friend here. I thought I had problems, his LITERALLY never seem to end.
    They aren't little ones either.
    It's seems to always involve pulling an engine or tearing half a rig apart to fix some corrosion issue.
    Poor bastard, my heart goes out to him. I couldn't do it anymore.

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  3. Thank God we are Irish. This kind of stuff would kill a normal person.

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  4. I cleaned the paint off of new seal, then the bore it goes into; then applied enough weapons grade hi-temp red loctite to qualify as a war crime. That sumbitch isn't coming out again. I am going to let it cure overnight to reach full strength, before throwing it back together.
    The parts car refused to give up its EGR pipe, and it was getting dark and raining harder by the minute. Tomorrow I am going to take the acetylene torch out there to heat up the nut. The MAPP gas torch just doesn't have as much concentrated heat to get the job done. It will come off. One way or another.

    On one of my trips out to the parts car, I stopped to check on my bees. The entire hive is dead. Judging by the amount of honey left over, they didn't survive the really cold snap we had.
    Sucks....

    Leigh
    Whitehall, NY

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  5. I feel your pain.

    It takes almost an hour to change the oil and filter on my F150.

    10 minutes (or less) to drain the waste oil and put the plug back in.

    10 minutes (or less) to remove the old oil filter, clean the mating surface and install the new filter.

    At least 30 minutes to clean up the mess the horrible engineering applied to catching the drainage from removing the oil filter. Sop rags galore. Bastards could have made it a simple drain. But no, they had to add a RESERVOIR to catch the oil draining off the filter.

    Bastards.

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  6. Is that a new torque converter I see?

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    1. Yes it is, Drjim. It's the one I put in, back in September, after the OEM convertor striped out the pump splines.

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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    2. I seem to remember the stripped splines.....

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  7. I too know your pain, three years ago I had an 89'S-10 that I bought new. I had taken care of it for 292,000 miles but things just kept going wrong. I had bought a set of the same shop manuals that the GM guys at the dealership use and they had enabled me to reference and repair any problem I had during those 28 years and save having to pay out those high labor cost. Well I was looking at the paper at 4 in the morning and noticed that a local dealer was running a deal on a new 17' Dodge Ram extended cab v-8 multi displacement, air, power steering, 8 speed automatic, power windows and door, ram boxes, and tail gate locks for 24,987.00 which I thought is a good price. I bought it because I'm 67 years old now and I can't get around to work on one like I used to. I've been happy since I bought it and really enjoy that Hemi and that 8 speed tranny cause it really sounds great going through the gears, short roll ups in each gear close tight shifts and it will out run anything on the road, not to bad on gas 20-22mpg. The only thing that worries me is that all of this made possible by the several onboard computers that it takes so I purchased an extended warranty at signing as extra insurance after the main warranty expired. So far I have had zero warranty claims but I feel like there is just too much reliance on electronics to make these modern cars and trucks run. I remember how simple cars and trucks used to be 50 years ago and how folks could work on them and keep them running.

    Sorry to ramble I think I just wanted to say maybe it's your time for a new one and how you can drive it for at least 5 or 6 years before you have to do anything more serious than an oil change. Good Luck

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    1. No worries, point well taken. I get the appeal of having new with a warranty. Problem is, my mortgage takes a pretty good chunk of my income. Hence why I beat around in old Tauruses ( Tauri ?). The wife gets the newer/nicer equipment.
      Other than the one I piled into the trees a year and a half ago; typically, I get well over 250k miles on these Gen-III's before anything major happens to them. My green 2000 went to 301k, and my 95 went to 389k. Both were taken of the road due to excessive unibody corrosion. You keep coolant in them, and the trans fluid full and clean, they just keep going. Most of the time.
      This particular car seems to be my albatross. I feel like the Ancient Mariner, sometimes.

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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    2. I'd set fire to it by now, my Cherokee/Irish mix keeps my shit tolerance near zero.

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  8. Make sure the slots on the torque converter shaft are deburred. I use a whet stone to put a light chamfer on the outside of them. I sliced a seal once, and remembered what an old mechanic told me while replacing the sliced seal.

    And your's doesn't have slots. I feel for you, mac. T

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    1. The pump drive on these is the inner most shaft. Not like the TH350/400 or C4/6 transmissions of old.
      I did stone the chamfer when I first put it in, though.

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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  9. Irish, somewhere along the line you must have pissed off a witch something fierce, to have her put such bad Juju on you

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  10. can you TIG that EGR pipe back together??

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    1. I could; but the way it just shattered like that tells me the metal fatigue has compromised the integrity of the material. It would more than likely crack again, after it gets reinstalled. Then I'd have to take the intake off, AGAIN......better to just replace it.

      Leigh
      Whitehall, NY

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  11. Copper tubing?
    Doesn't seem like that would be too difficult to fabricate one, with the right tools & torch.
    CC

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  12. Hey Irish, been reading you for awhile so thought compelled to give a heads up on your seal staying put problem as no one else seemed to. You need to get what is called a seal retainer ring ,it is a spring steel flat round thing with catches on the side grabbing the sides of the front pump housing ,holding the seal in the bore.. Steve Apple

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