From what an Expert tranny builder (Crosley!) has said to a gutsy and honest DIYer (Kawabugy!) things arent looking good for Tranny DIYers with little ot no experience in tranny building, regardless of how good they maybe at other mechanical fixers.
Anybody correct me if I've got this part wrong !
Level of complexity - (10/10 most complex)
range of tools needed - (10-10 complete range tools)
Skill level required - (10-10 high level of skill)
Time required in total - (2/3 days Pro, 2 -3 months DIYer)
Success 4L60/e rebuilds - (95 -99% Pro, less then 50% DIYer )
Main problems of rebuild failures - (Pro- faulty parts, occasional slip up)
(DIYer - every possible combination of problems, form wrong parts, wrong instalation of, lack correct clearences, wrong torque settings, overlooked electricals etc..)
Thanks Kawabuggy for the insight. We would love to hear some of the troubles you had and how you overcame them, and what you think the problem was with the 4th gear.
Also, any other DIYers who braved a tranny rebuild, especially the 4L60e, we would love to hear from you. If you had any problems, and how you resolved them !!