Well after a long wait on getting a bulletproof 700R4 built to take place of my split turbo 350 that was spilt in half and had 6 hairline cracks, I got my new trans put in a few days ago. I pulled the covers off both front and rear differentials. it was 3/4 full of gear lube and had no problems . So I have no idea how in the world these things got so hot . I was expecting to see the gears chewed up or burned and dry, but they look perfect. I got the trans in, tuned the truck (454) took it for a drive, it was perfect. 1st and 2nd hit hard on normal driving. you cannot even hear the motor anymore, its so quiet, and I can do 70/80 mph on the freeway and it ride like a caddy, before it sounded like i was doing 10.000 RPM on the freeway. ITS AWESOME Bad news, only after a day of usage, I busted the spider gear shaft power shifting it This trans gives me a MASSIVE 2nd gear hit when power shifting. . It was allota fun, but time for 411's and some 35's thanks all for trying to help out I will try to post pics of the trans when I get my AOL back up.