Hi Guys, I just thought I would update this thread incase it helps anybody especialy in the UK. After lots of phone calls to the States & a few calls over here I decided on getting my 4R100 trans rebuilt over here. I found a place in East Sussex Home
I had 3 options here in the UK to get a rebuild. I went with this guy because even though he was the most expensive of the 3 options I liked the sound of him. Also I didn't want my truck that took me 3 years to get left outside a workshop by a main road while the trans was being rebuilt.
This guy said as a matter of course he does a few upgrades to the trans as he has found some weak points over the years.
He said that they have the back of the tourque converter machined flat, then weld a billet steel plate to it & machine that to the original shape to make it stronger
He also said he fits metal valves instead of plastic ones inside the trans somewhere.
He is fitting an upgraded valve body for an extra £120
I found out on Saturday (yesturday) that a clutch in my trans is an electric diode clutch which he said they only fitted in very few models. Apparently Ford thought this would be stronger, but went back to the free wheeling hub clutch or something, as the clutch plates are very hard to get hold of for this kind of clutch & the other sort is stronger anyway he is now converting it which means a delay for a delivery from the States & more expense. O well
I took the trans out including the transfer box on my own which was great fun
Now what's your take on this guys? The trans oil cooler is in my radiator & this guy tells me to disconect it & fit 2 oil coolers up front behind the grill. I bought 2 oil coolers from him & have started the mission of fitting them.
Have any of you done this?
He said it is a bad idea to use the cooler in the radiator incase of a fracture & water/anti freeze get into my trans & wrecks it.
My truck is a 2001 F350 7.3 I notice there is another cooler for the trans inbetween the aircon condenser & the intercooler. Anybody know if this is stock or if it must of been fitted afterwards?
This is the trans cooler lines into the rad.
This is where I'm going to fit the 2 coolers.
This is the coolers I'm fitting.
Any input from you guys would be great on this.
Also I've been told about a gadget that raises line pressure. I looked at some of the sponsors on here, although on that subject I'm very dissapointed that Dieselmannor won't deal with me because I live in the UK. That really sucks as I've had my eye on an Isapro performax gauge & pods set up for a while now. I was going to get all that but stuff keeps sucking money from me like a new trans!! Also I wanted their awesome tshirt with the chrome skull with stacks. Anyway I found this at XDP Banks Power TransCommand
Anybody have one? I'm not sure if they will deal with me or post to me here but I'm going to ask in a sec.