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Old 10-16-2007, 07:45 PM
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First head gaskets and now a blownTranny??

Hey guys

took out the tranny this weekend only 2 weeks after getting it back from my ford dealer after blowing the egt cooler and headgaskets, also got a new turbo under warranty, mine was underboosting (yes i got headstuds put in when they were doing the repair)

It will not hold anything past 2nd gear without slipping bad and jumps into SAFE mode where the tow/haul mode starts blinking at me and i had to limp it in today

I have a Airaid intake, dual 4" exhaust, just did the Zoodad mod, and a Bullydog PMT which I think might be the culprit. The tuner has different settings for the tranny shifting firmness - smooth/aggressive. Whenever i had it on aggressive something always acted up with the tranny so i stopped using it. Does anyone know if the bullydog raises the line pressure???? What does it change in the tranny if anything. I loved the features and power of this thing but cannot afford it to cause damage to my truck

Woud I be better off selling this thing and buying a SCT Livewire??

any help on this would be great

by the way, I have only had my truck just over a month and it has been in the shop half of that. I need this thing reliable.....help........
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Old 10-16-2007, 08:14 PM
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i toasted my tranny about a month after i first modded it too. You dont need the livewire , but at least get the SCT xcalIII and gauges.

it has better tranny control and programming. if you are going to be redoing the tranny anyway, make sure you get upgraded internals and a heavy duty billet multi disc torque converter while you are at it.

i spent just under 5000 to have a new converter and beefed up tranny put in and i have put about 30000 HARD miles on it since then and NO problems. !
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:12 AM
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It is still covered by warranty so I think I will be getting a stock replacement

wouldn't the livewire be a better unit as it has pyro/boost guages built into it
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6 in one hand; half dozen in the other. Personally, I went with analog gauges, but it's personal preference. I believe the pyrometer sensor is sold separately from the livewire unit, though. It sucks that you are having problems, but hopefully you'll get it straightened out soon.
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It is still covered by warranty so I think I will be getting a stock replacement

wouldn't the livewire be a better unit as it has pyro/boost guages built into it
the livewire does NOT come with a pyro. that is an added on unit that requires the SCT brand of pyro. and by the time you get a livewire and the pyro you have spent WAY WAY WAY more money that an XCALII with gauges would have cost.
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