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junebug
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted February 21, 2001 01:29 PM
does anybody else have trouble blowing tranny fluid out the vent tube?If so what kind of tranny fluid do run.I run coastal.

fanofdirt
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted February 21, 2001 03:10 PM
quote:
Originally posted by junebug:
does anybody else have trouble blowing tranny fluid out the vent tube?If so what kind of tranny fluid do run.I run coastal.
Yeah, its usually caused by a pump problem, but nothing usually majorlly wrong. Put a catch can on it, thats what most people do. and then run it!!

4Horseman
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted February 21, 2001 05:34 PM
junebug,
I have the same problems with my transmission. Go to the local farm store ask for TDH fluid, that should take care of your problems. 4Horseman

4Horseman
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted February 21, 2001 05:38 PM
Paintswapper,
It does usually cause a problem. 90wt is too heavy of an oil. 4Horseman

paintswapper
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted February 21, 2001 06:30 PM
4horsemen
i run 20/50 in mine.but three of my good friends run 90 weight,or at teast thats what they tell me.

xcessivespeed
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 21, 2001 06:59 PM
B&M Trick Shift is a good anti-foaming fluid but costs more. Some guys run a hose off the vent tube to the rear so you wont get all the smoke too.

Chazbones
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted February 22, 2001 07:18 PM
I am begining my first time pure stock build, and would like to hear arguments on 4 speed verses aouto.

racer17j
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted March 06, 2001 02:42 AM UIN: 54865418
chazbones
if you are thinking of a manual go with a 3 speed instead of a 4.also you will have better throttle responce with a manual and if your battery ever goes dead you can atleast push start it and a manual is less likley to give you problems. hope this helps

VIPER000
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 151
posted March 06, 2001 07:07 AM
ON THE MANUAL TRANY QUESTION GO WITH 3 SPD FOR SHORE. 4SPD HAS MORE MOVING PARST THEREFOR MORE ENERGY TO MOVE THEM. ALSO A 4SPD WILL COST YOU $200-$500 A THREE SPD CAN GO FOR AS LOW AS $30 I BOUGHT 2 FOR $100 AND THEY WERE IN GREAT SHAPE ALSO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN SHIFTER EASY FOR THESE.

Chazbones
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 08, 2001 07:14 PM
quote:
Originally posted by Chazbones:
I am begining my first time pure stock build, and would like to hear arguments on 4 speed verses aouto.

Thank you both Viperoo $ Racer17, I am totally wet foot about this, but fortunately i work at a wrecking yard and have access to both 3 & 4 speeds. I appreciate the responses and welcome any further tips on the car.

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