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I tried B&M Trick Shift tonight and wow!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 01maroonz71, May 1, 2007.

  1. 01maroonz71

    01maroonz71 1/2 ton status

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    i've had a very very very slow cooler leak, and tonight it was down to the add a quart mark, so i went up the the local parts store, and my buddy works there, he runs this stuff 100% in his camaro and recommended it to me, so i added a quart of it, and it shifts ALOT firmer than it did. and i like it, i heard that the slipping of the trans clutches is what leads to their demise. good stuff IMO....he said it will run cooler too, i doubt it, but we'll see.
     
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    I didnt really notice much of a difference in the way mine shifted after only a quart. I work at a parts store so I get the stuff for half off. soon Ill get a shift kit and new filter and when I install it Ill be running 100% b&m fluid.
     
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    i thought it was in my head also, but then my dad drove my truck and he said, yeah he could definately tell. if i got half off i would run it 100% also, i can't afford to right now. haha
     
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    well I would be since I get it cheap but like I said soon Ill have a shift kit and filter to put in and dont see the point in filling it up if Im gonna drain it in the next month.

    I did add some to my dads truck and it does seem to shift a little harder but I didnt notice a difference in mine.
     
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    Isn't that stuff Type F (ford) fluid in another package?

    I know awhile back using Type F in a GM trans was the "hot ticket".

    Heat is the trans enemy. Slipping is inherent in the design, you DO run the risk of tearing the clutch material with too firm shifts, but on a trans built for it, not going to hurt anything.
     
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    dont know if they are the same stuff but they are very similar. I know b&m recomends using either the trick shift or type f with its shift kits.
     
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    i work at parts store too :)

    i used the lucas no slip, and i really noticed a huge difference with that. ofcourse i just used a bottle with the regular atf
     
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    that's what i did, and it helped ALOT. worth 5bucks to me.
     
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    odd.. anybody know how/why it works?? seems odd you can counter the wave plate, number of clutches (more clutches per pack, the firmer), and servos' designed shift merely by adding different fluid..:confused:
     
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    Simple really. Type F isn't as "slippery" as Dexron. :cool1:
     
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    Yup Type f has friction modifiers in it to make the clutches lock up quicker with less slippage. The B&M fluid is basicly type F.
    GM likes the smoother shifts that Dexron gave so thats why they use it.
    Using type f in a th350 or 400 is an old trick. As far as i know it does not hurt them. I used type F in a Th350 it in a 71 Olds Cutlas S i owned with no problems. Dont use it in a 700 or newer type trans tho.
     
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    We have always used F-type in our drag car tranny, but it never realy occurred to me to put it in my K-5's tranny. What is the reason for not using it in a 700r-4?
     
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    Murphys law.:D
     
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    care to be more specific?
     
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    I use B&M in my power steering, long story, but we were out wheeling, and busted a hose, it was the return line, lost the fluid, fixed the hose, the only fluid I had was two quarts of B&M. so I put that in. The pump quit winning ( like they do when they get hot ) I can turn easier , and the pump does stay cooler. I have a ram on there now and run two quarts B&M and it works great.
     

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