Torque Converter Flushing? - Page 2 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Transmission - Rearend
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2006, 11:06 AM
CARB TECH
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Age: 42
Posts: 11
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Tranny flush (YES)

I worked at a lube shop for 10 years sponsored by Castrol. Out of all the years I worked there the best thing to do is flush the system in the vehicle. It gets everything out of the converter, cooling lines, pan and valve body, but make sure you find a shop that has a T-Tech machine, because that machine solely runs off of the transmission pressure, not like the old style that forced it in with an electric pump. When you do decide to flush it use full synthetic fluid, the only way to go. It has a higher volatility to burn off that means less topoffs, better hydraulic pressure and better shifting performance. My recommendation would be either Castrol, Mobil1 or B&M Redline synthetic tranny fluid. Try that and good luck. I was an ASE certified tech through Castrol and Lube 'n Go here in Las Cruces and went through training classes on conventional fluids verses synthetic fluids and I got to tell ya synthetic is the way to go. Thats all I use in my wifes '05 Taurus, better gas mileage, better startups and less wear on the battery and starter. Give it a shot it should help out alot.


Tom Lyannas

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #17 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2006, 06:55 PM
Crosley's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: T-350 rebuild tech
Last journal entry: Bar under the dash
Last photo:
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: ... USA
Posts: 8,061
Wiki Edits: 1659

Thanks: 317
Thanked 97 Times in 94 Posts
I removed some of the off topic posts / comments.


Quote:
I sure hope that you are not including myself into this statement.
the folks invovled know who they are.

If you want to play games with posts , please take them to the Hotrodders' Lounge forum.

__________________
Some people are like Slinkies... Not really good for anything, but they still bring a smile to your face when you push them down a flight of stairs.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #18 (permalink)  
Old 07-14-2006, 08:47 PM
russlaferrera
 
Last wiki edit: Threading tips
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mechanicsville. Virginia
Age: 68
Posts: 205
Wiki Edits: 2

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Flushing converter

Have the converter flushed. Normally when I rebuild a trans for myself I replace the converter.
We have a OTC converter flusher at work. I went to one of our vendors for parts with a converter that was flushed. He cut it open and showed me the sediment that was left inside

Note: I must say it was cool how the machine cut and then welded the converter again.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #19 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 01:21 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: BC
Posts: 37
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Without getting sucked into the age argument I would say that having instant pressure and instant fluid would be the best way to go. Without fluid for a second or two untill it is sucked into it will cause wear. Why cause needless wear?
Same as the engine oil. Since I do not have equipment to give instant oil pressure at start up from a oil change I fill the oil filter with oil prior to installation so that there will be close to instant oil after the change.
Be safer is less expensive than saying "opps".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #20 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 03:32 PM
BigDawgsEatFirst's Avatar
400SBC4Life
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tac-Washington
Age: 40
Posts: 389
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gramps
Without getting sucked into the age argument I would say that having instant pressure and instant fluid would be the best way to go. Without fluid for a second or two untill it is sucked into it will cause wear. Why cause needless wear?
Same as the engine oil. Since I do not have equipment to give instant oil pressure at start up from a oil change I fill the oil filter with oil prior to installation so that there will be close to instant oil after the change.
Be safer is less expensive than saying "opps".
you are going to get some else started.
I know mechanics that will argue the oil filter filling with you.(and me for that matter)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #21 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 05:51 PM
CARB TECH
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Las Cruces, New Mexico
Age: 42
Posts: 11
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sorry everybody

I guess I am not educated enough to be here so I guess I will leave the forum. Sorry to waste everybodies time. bye.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #22 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 06:54 PM
Classix_Lover's Avatar
Music soothes the soul
 

Last journal entry: Wiring finished finally
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: League City, TX
Age: 26
Posts: 584
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldsmobile
I guess I am not educated enough to be here so I guess I will leave the forum. Sorry to waste everybodies time. bye.
um.... k??
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #23 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 08:17 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 201
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If anybodys feelings were hurt, not my intention, but why tell a man not to do something that will not hurt but might help. I really dont have anything against young people, but it seems like they want to tell me what to do nowadays. The original poster already had trouble with his tranny, i might have said it a little better, but i didnt, but i can spell and if i ask for help i need it. I thank everyone who has went out of there way to help on my car. I remember when you had to put two matchbooks under your 8 track to hear C.C.R. again sorry if i hurt any feelings. P.S. the 70s were not that long ago were they. Wormy.

Last edited by Mr. Wormy; 07-15-2006 at 08:48 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #24 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 08:49 PM
BigDawgsEatFirst's Avatar
400SBC4Life
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tac-Washington
Age: 40
Posts: 389
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steves66
The rear clutches in my trans let go and I am needing to have the torque converter flushed since I am having the trans rebuilt. My question is, how affective is flushing the converter? Can it be done at home by pouring new fluid in and draining it back out a couple of times or until clean fluid comes out, or should I pay a shop $40 to do it? My converter has a drain plug and when I first drained it after it let go the fluid didn't look that bad. It was a little discolored, but I didn't see any signs of metal shavings in it. The trans was rebuilt less than a 100 miles ago and I have a new J&W 10" 3500 stall converter. The trans shop that done the rebuild before gave me my money back and I took the trans to a speed shop to have a good rebuild done.
what did you decide to do?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #25 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 08:55 PM
BigDawgsEatFirst's Avatar
400SBC4Life
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tac-Washington
Age: 40
Posts: 389
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Wormy
If anybodys feelings were hurt, not my intention, but why tell a man not to do something that will not hurt but might help. I really dont have anything against young people, but it seems like they want to tell me what to do nowadays. The original poster already had trouble with his tranny, i might have said it a little better, but i didnt, but i can spell and if i ask for help i need it. I thank everyone who has went out of there way to help on my car. I remember when you had to put two matchbooks under your 8 track to hear C.C.R. again sorry if i hurt any feelings. P.S. the 70s were not that long ago were they. Wormy.
My brother always tells me of the time he left me in the car when he stopped by his girlfriends house and I got in his 8-tracks in the glove box and pulled the tape out of them.
I must have been 4 or 5 years old
I remember doing it
It kept me busy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #26 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 09:00 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 201
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good thing you wasnt my brother
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #27 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 09:01 PM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NC
Posts: 201
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good thing you was not my brother
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #28 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 09:03 PM
BigDawgsEatFirst's Avatar
400SBC4Life
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Tac-Washington
Age: 40
Posts: 389
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LOL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #29 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 11:16 PM
BstMech's Avatar
NYOFP4RJ3CHRIS
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: TN. In the corporate states of America
Age: 41
Posts: 1,552
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Wormy
I remember when you had to put two matchbooks under your 8 track to hear C.C.R. again sorry if i hurt any feelings. P.S. the 70s were not that long ago were they. Wormy.
See, there ya' go. If you had spent the few extra bucks and got the Sparkomatic instead of the Kraco, you wouldn't have had to use matchbooks.

Staying on topic.....

I almost always dump a quart in the convertor before install. Just the way I was taught. Of course I give my frictions a bath in fluid also, but many guys don't.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #30 (permalink)  
Old 07-15-2006, 11:23 PM
lust4speed's Avatar
Member
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Inland Empire, SOCAL
Posts: 424
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
My first player was a 4-track Muntz (probably not spelled correctly). Second player was state-of-art and would play either 4 or 8 track so you didn't have to dump all your old tapes. Uhh, did we get off topic again?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Transmission - Rearend posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
torque converter to flexplate bolts?? gavinpierce Hotrodding Basics 4 04-20-2006 04:25 PM
Torque converter, diesel vs gas pjd Transmission - Rearend 4 09-10-2005 08:52 PM
torque converter IDENTIFICATION 327amc Transmission - Rearend 5 03-26-2005 06:23 PM
Is my jeg's brand torque converter a dud? elukas Transmission - Rearend 5 10-07-2004 11:08 AM
C5 or Torque Converter Bad? k2mooch Transmission - Rearend 2 11-30-2003 08:27 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.