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i won't be wheeling for a while.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by colbystephens, Apr 30, 2006.

  1. colbystephens

    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    so my 700r4 is going bad. i gotta have it rebuilt. kind of sux b/c i just finally got my truck on the road a month ago. :( i wish i knew the story behind it, but i've only run the transmission for the month, as i bought the truck and it immediately went under the knife. sux too, b/c i was going to put my other vehicle up for sale tomorrow, but now i gotta keep driving that and i've got to buy gasoline again. :( very sad. oh well, maybe by the time i have my k5 back up and running my buddy and i will have our biodiesel processor going! man i look forward to paying only 70 cents per gallon! :D anway, if anyone's got some good 700 upgrades to keep it from breaking again, let me know! any advice on what strength components to add?
     
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    Stick a SM465 in there, then you'll have a tranny you'll never have to wrry about again...or spend $1500 + to fix.

    Rene
     
  3. 86 Jimmy

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    I agree... I'm putting in a 465 once I blow up my 700R4.
     
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    I am going to be rebuilding my 700 this week.
    I bought a beefy rebuild kit that cost me a wopping $165, it has all the built clutches, corevette servo and lots of other goodies.
    It has all the same stuff and more as the TCI rebuild kit that costs $600.
    Buy a rebuild manual and a video, take your time and the biggest part keep everything CLEAN.
     
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    I say go with an SM465/205 too. :D I think 55Willy has a 465/205 for sale and he's real close to ya.
     
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    sm465!
     
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    I'd jump on the 465 bandwagon too, but I'll just say that getting a 700 rebuilt right the first time so that problems don't occur again, is pretty tough to do unfortunately.

    700's can and are built that last a long time, in various applications, but there are still a lot of problems with rebuilt units. If you know a good builder, more power to you.

    If you aren't rebuilding it yourself, you might seriously consider going with something else before you drop the $1500+ for a GOOD 700R4 build though. TH400, 465, etc. Yes, no OD, but you are less likely to have the problems with those than with a 700.
     
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    id say smc too.. however you are used to overdrive.. maybe look for a nv4500!!!! :bow:
     
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    Just an FYI... Have you checked on the actual availability of used fry oil? I read on another site that it's damn near impossible to get now that biodiesel has become so popular. Seems that demand has outstripped supply. :( Ya might want to check that out before you spend much money on the processing equipment...
     
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    overdrive is overrated imho


    465, 420, 435, or th350 :D

    good luck
     
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    my friend and i make biodiesel for his dads f350. the equipment you need to make it wont cost more than 400 dollars. however, its not the "Freedom Fuel America" stuff that makes 20 gallons in an hour. it is more time consuming. but 50 gallons in a day (if we work hard) is worth it in our opinions.
     
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    errr why not just filter the cooking oil and use that straight instead of adding everything and creating biodiesel?

    guy at work researched it and said you can run the straight cooking oil:bow:
     
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    it's not the right viscosity - you have to heat it before it enters your engine.
     
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    believe me, i would love to do that. however my engine is externally balanced and i had a balance job done on my engine and if i switch to a flywheel (or even another flexplate for that matter) then that's all gone. so i want to do a built 700r4. mudhog's dad will do a stong build up for me for 6-900 bux. so i'm working on that.
     
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    one of the guys i'm going to be working with owns 40 Arby's. :wink1:
     
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    Get a TH350. Cheap to get , cheap to rebuild, how can you go wrong?
     
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    colbystephens 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    what's the title of the kit? where did you pick it up?
     
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    Heres the link:
    http://www.eatmyshifts.com/combo_kits.htm#700R4

    I got the #K16 kit.

    They are a very good company with very good customer service. They have fast shipping also.
     
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    I just lost my transmission also. I've decided to try a place online Monster Transmission . com. I ordered the Mega Transmission for $1095 with free shipping and no core charge and a 1800-2000 stall converter. It is suppose to handle up to 500hp. I was searching on here to see if anyone has tried them but have not found anything. Should be here in a couple weeks. Then I can rebuild my old one at my leisure, and have a spare.

    Good Luck with yours, I feel your pain.
     
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    I know this has been discussed in other threads, but what exactly does a 1800-2000 stall converter mean? I've got a general idea, but I'm not sure what is most advantageous for trucks. Rock-crawlers need one range, and someone who does mostly mud needs another range, correct? What are the recomended ranges for the different types of wheeling? Thanks.
     

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