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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-18-2005, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

Started thinking today what I'm going to do extra to ensure that the TH350 im going to rebuild isnt going to die on me anytime soon

I pulled the 4wd shaft out of the junker today.. and it got me thinking while I was working on it.

The Transmission External filters look like oil filters on a relocation mount... is this right? Can I just go buy a $20 remote filter mount, some hose and plumb it in on one side of the cooler?

And a resovoir... will any pressure vessle work as a resovoir? and will a large resovor.. 1/2 gallon, or 1 gallon.. actually be worth it? keeping it cool? do I just plumb it in one side, and out the other, and put a bleed screw on the top to get rid of any air that might estabilish itself int the top of the tank?
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Re: Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

I'd agree with the filter, those are being put on newer vehicles as a stock item. However, I think the reservoir is overkill. If an oversize ATF pan were available that would be a better choice. Otherwise, there's more to break, lines to and from as well as fittings and the reservoir, itself.

The best thing you can do is install an extra ATF cooler. Keeping the ATF cool by far the best thing you can do to insure a long life for the transmission.
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Re: Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

Also, you will want to locate all vent hole and either extend the lines or cap and tap in a better location. I don't know about the th350, but on the old 999 trans there was a small hole behind the torque converter that had to be sealed. Water and auto trannies don't play well together.
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Re: Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

Check this out.. Cool Tranny Cooler
Hi Temp kills an auto quicker than anything else. The cooler you keep it, the longer it will last (up to a point).
I believe it holds about 1/2 quart.
In either case, no need for a bleed screw. If you do have a tank, take the output out the top. Within a couple minutes, all the air will be out of the system...
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Re: Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

If the TH350 is like the 400 and 700, the vent is on the top of the case where everyone relocates the TF vents to. I had a 400 and now a 700 and just extend that vent up the firewall.
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Re: Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

Yes theres one there, that I put a real barb into, and sealed well..

IS there one in by the torque converter? anywhere else I should goo-up when I rebuild this? I know it wont be a submarine, but not turning into a roll of mushy toilet paper if it even rains would be nice.
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Re: Auto-trans lifesaving measures?

No, that is the only one for the GM transmissions. The TF is the one with the vent behind the torque converter.
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