So I whip the tranny out last weekend and take it to our local shop, put it back in with all the goodies, shift kit, ect. Could have done the rebuild myself but with lack of space and snow looming I chose this route, complete with warranty.$1200tx in. Install the dam thing, no kickdown and no geardown at stop lights. . It shifts fine manually, TQ holding great, good line pressure. I drop it off to them on Monday, got it back today, govenor was sticking, seems good so far, no charge for the fix. I am crossing my fingers. LOL
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2014 20:32:08 GMT -4 by chefted
Finally go a chance to work on the old girl. There has been a 351CW Holset turbo from a 03-07 ram automatic a the shop for a year now. I just got the time to do a rebuild and get it installed on the whopper. Fairly common swap for the 1st gen crowd, 770CFM. My stock turbo could not handle the current fueling level. If I held it wide open the piro would climb to 1700 within seconds, all the while blowing black smoke. This turbo, I cannot get it over 1200, so vast improvement in air flow. Had to change my exhaust to 4" and do some plumbing. Buy a fitting for the oil feed line, drain line bolts up if you clock the turbo, some couplers, and a 40psi waste gate from BD diesel. A 351 exhaust flange from Hungry Diesel. Made my own flange for the head. It's not pretty, but does flow well. I cut one of the couplers a little short and I'll have to buy a new one, but other than that, pretty easy swap. Completed in a full day.
Yup started well all winter, even when the waggy wouldn't. Plowed the driveway. Mechanical Lift pump didn't last a year, the leaver arm sheared off. Never seen that before. Odd, looking at electric versions.
Not more power yet, but spools quicker, more low end earlier. I will start adding a more fuel and more timing when I get a chance. My target is 350hp and 700lbs. Need some run time on it 1st. New injection pump is on its way from BD, mine failed, leaking heavily, cranky to start now, already tried a rebuild a year ago, going new this time.
Ya it's a pressure issue, 0 line pressure at reverse port, all forward gears fine. I did not see the shrapnel myself, just a report from the tranny shop. I have been working it hard, hauled 16 cord firewood at 8-9k/load, 8k of hay for my buddy, leveled 17 dump truck loads of fill with the plow, hauled numerous loads of wood and debris off my property from the storm. The tranny was running hot at low speed, (250 degrees)50-70kph, fine on the highway. So I knew something was up, it was schedule to go in for a check up, then reverse failed. I have a large cooler with 1/2" line and a deep pan. The waggy has the same tranny and never gives trouble, and has hauled 8-10K many time without going over 180. I am ordering a BD converter, to keep slippage down, and a larger cooler. Hopefully that does it. I am putting down a lot of TQ, I can accelerate up hills with 9-10k no problem, I don't think the tranny likes it. lol