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Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Mon May 27, 2013 8:09 pm

So I am doing the free do it yourself tweaks to the engine, creating more power. How do I safe guard my trans from a premature death. My truck is a 93 W350 CCLB. It has a Banks Power pack including exhaust, I have turned my fuel pin and bottomed the star nut, smoke screw in 1/2 turn, it also has a GearVendors over/under drive unit. It is my daily driver and hauls my 14k lb 5th wheel. Could potentially have to haul 1/2 way across the country, from SW Fla to Mo or Ok.
Any info or tips are appreciated.

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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby dunes450r » Tue May 28, 2013 8:43 pm

fresh fluid/filter, shift kit, tighten/adjust the bands and shift points, deeper pan, bigger cooler, tighter converter.

do all the free/simple/cheap ones: fluid/filter change, adjust bands and shift points and add a shift kit at least, the other things will help even more
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby CumminsPower59 » Tue May 28, 2013 9:17 pm

In my opinion, a quality gauge would be the first thing I would buy. High temps kill transmissions.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Wed May 29, 2013 5:45 pm

I am planning a fluid and filter alobg with band adjustment. Also want to add another cooler and a new temp gauge.
With 4:10's and the stock H1C, how much will a tighter convertor help or hurt? I want to be able to haul my 14k 5th wheel at hiway speed or close to it.
Thanks.

Eric
93 W350 LE Club cab dually automatic, Banks Power Pack w/ exhaust, Banks tach and pyrometer, Isspro boost gauge, GearVendors O.D., BD exhaust brake, Kelderman Compuride and front bags. My Dad was the 2nd owner.
So far; rotated fuel pin, bottomed star,1/2 turn on smoke screw.
Daily driver and occasional 14k lb 5th wheel hauler.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby peobryant » Fri May 31, 2013 3:42 am

A better torque converter is one of the best things you can do to improve these transmissions. The stock unit leaves a lot to be desired, to say the least, but we have quite a few options to improve them. I would contact Dave Goerend about a converter for your truck, let him know what it is used for and what you're looking for and he can determine the best one for you.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Fri May 31, 2013 8:00 am

A converter is definately on the Christmas list. Even if it's the same stall just a better built converter.

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93 W350 LE Club cab dually automatic, Banks Power Pack w/ exhaust, Banks tach and pyrometer, Isspro boost gauge, GearVendors O.D., BD exhaust brake, Kelderman Compuride and front bags. My Dad was the 2nd owner.
So far; rotated fuel pin, bottomed star,1/2 turn on smoke screw.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby RCCUMMINS89 » Fri May 31, 2013 10:30 am

Most of he aftermarkets stay close to the same stall....... the fact that is a better converter is all the notice in the world.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby tampabayBill » Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:17 am

Before dropping in a 47rh, I towed a 14k 5th wheel with my rig. Had a 518 with suncoast convertor, transgo tfod kit stock coolers and a magtec double deep pan. I towed from Tampa to Beaumont, Tx. and never saw above 180 on the tranny temps. Might want to think about upgrading the radiator.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:04 pm

What are some recomendations for aftermarket trans coolers for my set up?
Thanks.

Eric
93 W350 LE Club cab dually automatic, Banks Power Pack w/ exhaust, Banks tach and pyrometer, Isspro boost gauge, GearVendors O.D., BD exhaust brake, Kelderman Compuride and front bags. My Dad was the 2nd owner.
So far; rotated fuel pin, bottomed star,1/2 turn on smoke screw.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby tampabayBill » Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:40 am

Do you have the stock under bed cooler with fan ? If so should be fine, if not check B&D or several others . Google trans coolers.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby ellis93 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 8:07 am

93 W350 LE wrote:What are some recomendations for aftermarket trans coolers for my set up?
Thanks.

Eric

You want a plate style cooler.. not a tube cooler.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:46 am

ellis93 wrote:
93 W350 LE wrote:What are some recomendations for aftermarket trans coolers for my set up?
Thanks.

Eric

You want a plate style cooler.. not a tube cooler.


Do tell the difference, please.

Eric
93 W350 LE Club cab dually automatic, Banks Power Pack w/ exhaust, Banks tach and pyrometer, Isspro boost gauge, GearVendors O.D., BD exhaust brake, Kelderman Compuride and front bags. My Dad was the 2nd owner.
So far; rotated fuel pin, bottomed star,1/2 turn on smoke screw.
Daily driver and occasional 14k lb 5th wheel hauler.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:49 am

tampabayBill wrote:Do you have the stock under bed cooler with fan ? If so should be fine, if not check B&D or several others . Google trans coolers.


No factory cooler under the bed, that I've seen. Will crawl under and give a good look. I hread they were usually near the fuel tank.

Eric
93 W350 LE Club cab dually automatic, Banks Power Pack w/ exhaust, Banks tach and pyrometer, Isspro boost gauge, GearVendors O.D., BD exhaust brake, Kelderman Compuride and front bags. My Dad was the 2nd owner.
So far; rotated fuel pin, bottomed star,1/2 turn on smoke screw.
Daily driver and occasional 14k lb 5th wheel hauler.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby 93 W350 LE » Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:55 pm

So I found a Hayden plate style cooler, recommended for rv's and vehicles towing more than 10k, and a Hayden fan for just over $100, are they quality or are their any better recommendations?
Thanks,

Eric
93 W350 LE Club cab dually automatic, Banks Power Pack w/ exhaust, Banks tach and pyrometer, Isspro boost gauge, GearVendors O.D., BD exhaust brake, Kelderman Compuride and front bags. My Dad was the 2nd owner.
So far; rotated fuel pin, bottomed star,1/2 turn on smoke screw.
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Re: Keeping my auto alive?'s

Postby ellis93 » Sun Jun 16, 2013 1:25 pm

That's good stuff,all I've really ran. Never had a problem with any of their stuff
93 D250 ,5 speed,4.11s,k&n autometer tach pyro trans boost guages,GDS 60mm h1c 14cm,honed 5x10,hplp/reg,1/8 timing,M+H M2 fuel pin, tims cooler tubz
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