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TO all the tranny specialist:

How long is my high dollar 700 r4 going to last.

it has the full manual reverse TCI valve body.
red eagle clucthes
the beast sun shell
5 gear planetary gear set
29 element sprag
i think 13 vane pump

also it has been setting in the truck for over 1 year now just waiting on me to finish the darn truck. so are there any specials things I should do when I do fire the motor up..

I got it off transrus and he is off ebay..

it is behind my sbc 350 in my s-10
the motor should be pushing around 500hp and I will be using slicks.

I did go to 1 year of transmission school about 8-9 years ago while I was in high school. don't remember much but am not a total reject on tranny info. Just didn't touch one after school.Hard to believe a tranny imbosile like myself was once ATRA certified, scarry thought. luckily I never done it for a job or I would have been in a heap of crap..
 

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My last 700R4 lasted 40K,because I let the fluid level get too low and then it overheated. My new rebuilt 700R4 is also from Trans-R-Us in Fl. From what I have read, the 700R4 should be good for 150K miles. Crosley and M&MCustoms are the experts, and will probably reply to this post.
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Im neither Crosley or M&M but they will no doubt give you the same answer.
You would need a crystal ball to determine life span of any transmission.
I have seen transmissions fail even before the vehicle was unloaded off the transport carrier.
I have also seen transmissions last for well over 500,000 miles.
So somewhere in between would be my guess.
 

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it will be used for some street driving but mainly at the track. I know nothing is garanteed to last at the track. I would be happy with 2 race seasons out of it. Anyone out there have the parts in there 700 that are like mine, if so how has it stood up..
 
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