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Old 07-26-2011, 12:38 PM
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Thermostats are supposed to fail in the open position. It pisses me off that the damned thing costs too much and lasted about as long as a bag of heroin in Amy Winehouse's possession.
Lasts a bit longer these days, LOL.


I don't know if retorquing the head gasket would do any good, but it's free and relatively easy to do.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:47 PM
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good read thanks for the enjoyment guy lol i think i just past a hour of life by Good luck with the head gasket VW im dropping a 160 in my truck tonight cause the tranny over heats to much and i am to cheap to buy a cooler
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:53 PM
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good read thanks for the enjoyment guy lol i think i just past a hour of life by Good luck with the head gasket VW im dropping a 160 in my truck tonight cause the tranny over heats to much and i am to cheap to buy a cooler
What year is your truck? Good chance that cool of a thermostat will trip the CEL (engine too cold too long.). Might wanna check the check valve on the trans cooler line to the bottom fitting of the radiator. They are known to plug up, and bake the trans.
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Old 07-26-2011, 04:16 PM
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already took it out Heyyou, put about 7 miles on the tranny after rebuild, all new clutches bearings shims for end play about .030 end play and a s&k shift kit set up for plowing and towing trans is solid shifts up and down good, very good just on my test drive i really got into it and next thing you no oil pressure dropping off and trans temp is on while temp gauge was about 230 so i'm sick of playing games going with a 160 hope it doesn't trip the cel that will suck considering i'm up for inspection this month. something might be plugged or have a air lock will see if 160 doesn't change things but atleast this will give me a good idea whats up with it
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:45 PM
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160 is running nice, but stupid me power braked it in revers and ripped the tranny mount i new it was bad now its in 2 parts lol and my starter fried cause i had to beat the **** out of it to get it off when i did the tranny so i haven't load tested it yet but no lights came on yet so looking good so far. i will let ya no how it turns out when i get all the busted parts fixed love my money pit
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