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Old 12-23-2012, 03:08 PM
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Well, while my truck is down I'm working on fixing all the crap I should have fixed a while ago. One thing thats gonna be costly is my tranny. I have a 47RE tranny with a little over 300K miles.Its getting a little tired and sluggish on take off. Im not sure if anything has ever been done to it. I would say PROBABLY not. Ive always run Valvoline ATF+4 but Ive only owned it for about 2.5-3 years. I have a shift kit but havent put it in. I had a shift kit in a 360 gas truck and I loved it but Ive had some conflicting opinions on the installing them in a diesel truck.

Any ideas on how I can stiffen it up until I can afford to build it (probably NEXT years tax return) would be greatly appreciated. Also, any affordable ideas for when rebuild time comes that would be great.

It's not a drag truck or pullin truck it's simply a daily driver that I want to get good mileage with and periodicly tow a big ### trailer....and plow snow once in a while. The only add ons I have on the truck are stacks and the gauges I recently put in (still have to install ther tranny gauge)
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:00 AM
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You might change the fluids, filter, put in a valve body, and install the shift kit. This might help the tired transmission. While doing this, put in the gauge as well.

Then start shopping for a new transmission and torque converter, as you might need them. You might also try a transmission shop or 2 around you to see what might be needed and then purchase the needed parts and do it yourself.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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I did a fluid and filter change. Any suggestions on a particular valve body or torque converter?
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:26 PM
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Any suggestions on a particular valve body or torque converter?
Yep. Call Dave Goerend. http://www.goerend.com/ He will give you straight advice and not just try to upsell anything you do not need.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:01 PM
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cool I appreciate it. What about adjusting the bands? I hear about people doing it all the time Im just not sure when its appropriate to do so.
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:44 AM
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What about adjusting the bands? I hear about people doing it all the time Im just not sure when its appropriate to do so.
My understanding is that most guys adjust the bands when they change the filter and fluid just because they are in the pan and can do the adjustment. Here are the correct adjustments: http://www.dieseltrucksite.com/showt...=6169#post6169
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