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Old 11-17-2017, 07:43 AM
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So trans died in the truck last week (most of you read that crap on the "what you did to your dmax today" thread). Mike was thinking the converter let go...... that definitely wasnt the case.

towed everything out there wednesday night with my dads 15.5 LML on his flat bed. love the truck but god damn do i hate the power it puts out, feels anemic. Grabbed a hotel for the night and showed up at his doorstep sometime before 8:00am. Got the truck up and yanked the trans out. Pulled the converter and there was no tell tale sign of a bad converter (bluing, noises, etc). So the trans tear down started. here is what was found





thats the low/reverese planets. C2 drum was shot, pump was shot, planets shot , c2 hub splines still had the same amount of twist they have had since i damaged them 60k ago, converter was FULL of all this debris along with the internal filter (obviously), c2 apply was chipped and a host of other small things. i really did the f**ker in good . the funny thing about it all, every single clutch and steel looked damn near new. I had G3 clutches in the C2 and C3 and they showed no signs of wear and no heat into the steels. C1's iirc were red altos we put in about 50k ago and the C4-C5 were red altos that i think have been in the trans since the beginning, if not, they were put in at the first refresh when my engine was done. We found it funny the clutches were no longer the issue but hard parts were now . seems this isnt as much of an issue in these trucks and rare to happen unless you tow heavy ALOT, get her hot and are pushing some power. only time i ever got it hot was on my grade braking but we think the planets starting to die may have had something to do with the lack of cooling there. ill know when i tow again this summer

so because of all the damage and lack of 5 speed cores, she got a 6 speed trans with 5 speed valve body/harness, all G3 clutches, new G converter, full flush for about 4-5 hours to get the crap out of my coolers, and all the rest of the internal goodies.

I swapped my dads LML to the trailer, hooked my truck up to it and towed everything home last night without one issue and a smooth shifting trans again. I cant thank you enough Mike, you are a damn wizard with these things and one hell of a great friend : mikelsheep:

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Old 11-17-2017, 08:00 AM
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Definitely did a number on them innerds! Lookin forward to seeing how it acts on the hills now...


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Old 11-17-2017, 08:37 AM
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Wow!!! Lol. That's some serious destruction!


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Old 11-17-2017, 08:43 AM
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Glad to see you get her back on the road.
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:52 AM
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Glad to see everything worked out. I had the day off yesterday and was thinking of stopping by Mike's shop to visit since I was kinda out that way in the morning. Looks like I missed out......
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Old 11-17-2017, 08:58 AM
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Its all good Mike, this wont be the last time im ever out there.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:01 AM
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Mike needs to read up on turbo 400 stuff... I need an excuse to go over there
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:12 AM
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Looking at your signature, you state you are tailgate member #1. How can that be when there are others claiming to be #1?
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:18 AM
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Lol is that 15 a Denali?
I would be so confused if I passed you on the highway
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:19 AM
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Yeah I've been reading his "towing stories" for a while now wondering how anything could survive that kinda punishment. Lol


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Old 11-17-2017, 09:20 AM
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Lol is that 15 a Denali?
I would be so confused if I passed you on the highway
nope, just a loaded SLT. he couldnt justify the denali price tag. oh im sure if anyone saw me both ways, they were scratching their heads
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02 LL7 2500HD CC/LB dmax/alli "The Limo"

BIG THANKS TO: Mike L, Steve, Trent, Guy, Dan, Ruben, Josh H, Scott, Brian and everyone else who has put a hand in to help me.

best time to date: 12.39

motor died/bent rods = 3/11/11
back from the dead 7:04pm 4/9/2012

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Old 11-17-2017, 09:21 AM
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aw come on now.... everyone knows these things could stand 1000rwhp towing any day of the week
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BIG THANKS TO: Mike L, Steve, Trent, Guy, Dan, Ruben, Josh H, Scott, Brian and everyone else who has put a hand in to help me.

best time to date: 12.39

motor died/bent rods = 3/11/11
back from the dead 7:04pm 4/9/2012

Limo is back in the garage, now driving a built chevy tracker
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:47 AM
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I love that mentality!
Drive wot blow up fix rinse repeat
Glad your back in business
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Old 11-17-2017, 10:03 AM
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Awesome timeframe from first post the other day to first tow haha.
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