TRANSMISSIONS DO'S & DON'TS
- Back flush cooler to prevent contamination of
new transmission and converter.
- If you intend to install a used converter, have
it professionally flushed and fully inspected before
using it. Proper inspection includes measuring
pilot, hub, endplay and overall length and comparing
those to the manufacturers specifications.
- Verify that the converter is properly installed
in the transmission before bolting unit into
- Throroughly inspect your flexplate and drive
shaft fefore installing transmission. Look for bad
teeth, cracks, loose or missing balance weights,
worn yoke or universal joints. Those problems will
cause vibrations and other damage.
- ALWAYS install and adjust any required TV of
kick down cables exactly according to the
instructions. INADEQUATE PRESSURE WILL QUICKLY
DESTROY YOUR TRANSMISSION. Refer to vehicle service
- Verify shifter adjustment before stating engine.
Vehicle should start in PARK and
NEUTRAL only! Also,
servere transmission damage will occur if unit is
operated between gears. Refer to shifter
instructions or vehicle service manual.
- Check the transmission cooler lines are not
kinked or touching the exhaust system.
- If you transmission is equipped with a vacuum
modulator it is VERY IMPORTANT
to verify the amount of vacuum at the modulator with
a gauge. Automatic transmissions typically need a
minimum of 12in.Hg. at idle. Throttle position
increases, should produce a quick decrease in the
vacuum reading at the modulator. Not enough vacuum
will cause late, harsh shifts. Slow response to
throttle position changes due to a kinked or plugged
line will not properly boost line pressure and will
BURN UP YOUR TRANSMISSION.
- Add at least 4 litres of transmission fluid
before starting engine to prevent damage. Continue
filling with engine running to proper levels.
- Re-torque to oil pan bolts after installation to
13ft/lbs. to prevent leakage.
- Run you transmission with the vehicle on jack
stands so that any mis-adjustments are corrected
before they can cause damage.
- Replace the filter after initial use. (Race - 20
passes, Street - 1000klm). Bushings and clutches in
an automatic have a break-in that generates fibre
and metallic particles.
- Don't accedpt your transmission from the
delivery driver until you personally inspect it for
cracks, dents or breakage.
- Never install a converter of unknown
specifications or origin. IT
COULD BE THE WRONG APPLICATION OR, IF DAMAGED, IT
COULD RUIN YOU NEW TRANSMISSION.
- Don't attempt to use a kinked metal or all
rubber hose to connect your vacuum modulator if
applicable. Proper installation is a metal line
carefully bent, with just a few cm's of rubber hose
on either end for connection.
- Never install a TV cable on a Holley carburetor
without the proper brackets. Your transmission
WILL BURN UP as a
result of inadequate operating pressure.
- Never use a solid transmission mount in any
curcumstances. This WILL
cause the case to crack because it is not designed
to be a strressed member of the chassis.
- Never install pipe plugs in the cooler fittings.
A cooler loop, in the very least, should be
installed so that transmission lubrication is not
- Don't use Teflon tape when installing cooler
fittings into the case or the case
- Don't overfill your transmission because this
will foam and aerate the fluid causing heat and low
pressure problems. Be sure the dipstick and tube are
correct for your application.
- Don't use the vehicle if a problem is supected
with your new transmission. Many times problems can
be rectified while the transmission is still in the
vehicle, but if the transmission suffers permanent
damage it will need to be removed.
- DON 'T HESITATE TO CALL...