Great to see your post, Megatron!. Also, if it is just out of warranty, have you contacted the dealer? Flushing is useful because the machine will exchange the fluid in both the transmission unit and the torque converter. If this is a canister spin-on type filter, you can dissect the filter and check for metal and frictional material in the filter. I know companies like Royal Purple have testing facilities and groups of mad scientist cooking stuff up and trying it out. Plus are those clutch bands something I can replace myself and does the trans need to be pulled to do it if I cant do it myself about how much would the job cost. Let me know what you find.
Pan dropped, you can see debris and signs of wear in the pan. Shuttle shift and not wanting to shift out of first at all. We're concerned about the chemical engineering that goes into the replacement oil. If you plan to pull something that heavy, it could let you down. Those problems were fixed then but they have returned again recently with a twist. I think it just had a few weak parts that didn't like additional pressure.
We are about to tow a 5000lb camper to south dakota do u think it will make it ok. Here, I want to be specific. Moses As always thanks for the detailed reply. Beats drilling a hole and plugging it later lol 3: Enhanced stall I believe is a bit more than stock but nothing crazy like a high stall. Now I know what your saying about equivalent and replacement.
As for the fluid advice. This is now an industry standard, as heat destroys automatic transmissions. Would I take the Valvoline approach? Shop online, find the best price on the right product, and have it shipped right to your door. That goes for all fluids in my opinion. The latter point is crucial, as automatic transmission fluid does break down. Without reducing the merits of Royal Purple or Amsoil products in the least, and I have used Amsoil in many performance applications over the years, the key to automatic transmission survival is a quality fluid that will work with the friction materials in the clutch assemblies and also overcome the critical issue of foaming.
The truck just celebrated its tenth birthday. There is something to be said for a shop that can test a transmission not in a running vehicle and testing components individually. This uplifting view will come as a shock to those who cruise truck forums and find the cryptic remarks and negative comments about these transmissions. On the other hand, Mopar is not in the oil refining business, and its lubricants are private label products that come from reliable mainstream producers. I know they are older Dakotas, but those lessons taught me that when it comes to Dodge trucks, using the wrong fluid will come back on you later. This coincided with a boost to 610 lb-ft torque and 325 horsepower from the Cummins 5.
Hear from other customers via the 3,079 reviews on parts for your Dodge Ram 2500. This way I could truly track what its addition to service life would be and overall quality. I have always had transmissions flushed and changed out and always demanded a new filter be installed. Thanks for the thoughtful questions and the humor that never ceases to put a smile on my face when I read your comments. If you cant afford to service the vehicle properly you shouldn't own it. I do understand busy and welcome your return, always worthwhile to other members and the large number of guests who frequent our forums! On that note, I stumbled onto such a mate-up. Do you know the converter stall speed? There are Mopar sources online and elsewhere that will whittle the price substantially, so price is not always the deal breaker.
I would periodically drop the pan, inspect the debris, clean the pan and change the filter. Some fast-lube centers offer this approach. We abuse these things daily by not letting them warm up, hauling heavy loads etc. Your custom converter will help tremendously, too. But I'm no expert nor do I have the ability or time to contact every person for their companies research paperwork lol. Yes others testimonial reports are helpful and appreciated but I like proven data.
So, you have pricing leverage at the least. I wish I had better news for you, but if you plan to take a long trip pulling an additional 5K pounds, have it checked at the dealer. As far as the transmissions, usually one gets more miles than that out of them, but I have seen them go sooner too. After posting I did find your article on transmission survival. Some of our top Automatic Transmission Fluid product brands are , and. As far as the trans filter, if you remove the trans pan, it is right there attached to the valve body.
Let me know what you all think and if you can point me in the direction of other topics here to research that would be great. The transmission kit also included a remote mount transmission filter that must be installed with the new transmission. Unfortunately, many of these facilities do not drop the pan or change the filter, which I find scary. You won't be shy about towing or any 5. Well its been a busy year and I haven't got to post much so today I'm going to try and catch up haha. I had planned for some power enhancement later so it seemed wise to get a better built transmission first. I believe that there are fluid standards and companies like Amsoil reproduce add to these formulas with their own additives to reduce wear and shed heat easier.
I would have a dealer look at it. I will take plenty of pictures of the transmission upgrade to share with you guys later. Life expectancy isn't much further and the price to make the switch wouldn't pay back. The external filter is a screw in style with hoses and a remote mount housing. Flushing plus a filter change make far more sense. Thanks for all of ur advice.