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  1. The insurance company of the driver that rear-ended me just informed me they are not responsible for my personal injury medical bills. When you're going through hell ... keep going, that's no place to stop.
  2. The installer is pulling and re-installing the transmission. We have a good relationship as I have known them for 25+ years. This is not their fault; this is all due to the original installer royally screwing up a clutch replacement job. The original installer who caused all of these issues from the beginning is unavailable for comment. The installer sent the trans out to a local guy that apparently knows this transmission inside and out. It comes with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. As I said, I trust THIS installer as I have known them for years, if they say the re-builder is good I believe them. I'll update once I get my truck back. Hopefully my shoulder/arm/back will be healed up shortly so I can drive a stick shift. I was rear-ended in the wife's crossover suv and my arm is in a sling. The good news just keeps rolling in doesn't it?
  3. Update: Transmission is out getting rebuilt. Here is the lowdown: Apparently the input shaft was damaged on the initial install and that damaged the pilot bearing and the throw out bearing. Everything was so galled up it was difficult to get the bearings off the input shaft. I'm told the Dual Disc looks clean and should be problem free. The pilot bearing, throw out bearing (TOB), and input shaft are trashed. Ordered all new parts from DAP. When the transmission came down, there were TONS of brass shavings around the shifter, in the fluid, etc. Apparently the TOB wasn't releasing causing the input shaft to continue rotating and destroyed the syncros. I hope this helps someone in the future because it has been an expensive HUGE pain in the ***.
  4. Hydraulics passed the tests and the clutch is coming out of the truck.
  5. Spoke with the good people at South bend and they gave me some diagnostics to run on the hydraulic system. The test is found on their website. If the link breaks it is under resources and is called Hydraulic Testing. According to South bend I'm running the exact fluid I should be (Redline MTL) and it is apparently normal for the dual disc to have issues going into reverse. It is recommended to shift the transmission into 4th first, then reverse. Seems hokey but at least it's expected. South bend recommends AGAINST running thicker fluid as it has a high probability of pushing/blowing out transmission seals. In addition they believe my cold shifting problems in forward gears could stem from the hydraulics and I have one or a few problems. 1. installed wrong, 2. adjusted incorrectly, 3. bad and require warranty replacement. The shop that installed the clutch correctly will be looking into the hydraulics (South bend hydraulics and installed by previous shop) in the next few days when they have time in the schedule. I'll update this thread when I hear more, but I wouldn't be surprised if the hydraulics were installed incorrectly by the previous shop.
  6. So putting thicker oil in my transmission isn't going to improve my shifting problems, there is more than likely a mechanical problem with the transmission that needs to be diagnosed? Thinner transmission fluid would make the transmission shift better, but will reduce the life expectancy and since I'm already running Redline MTL I'm at the thinnest I can go so time to start looking at hard parts and stop swapping fluids around?
  7. Shop thought the same thing (thin fluid) and wanted to do a drain and refil to make sure the trans fluid was ok. Did a drain a refil with Redline MTL. The truck had Redline MTL in it before the drain and refil. No change. After a mile or two of driving all forward gears shift like butter. Is Redline MTL too thin? If so what is the recommended fluid for a trans with dual disc? Doing a fluid drain and refil is a lot easier than pulling the trans out again.
  8. And I spoke too soon. When the transmission is cold I get a grinding noise when shifting and the transmission ALWAYS grinds going into reverse. As soon as you put a few miles on it the trans shifts into fwd gears without issue. It has Redline MTL in it and my shop is telling me they think the syncros are toast and it might need a rebuild. What do you guys think?
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  10. Most likely wet filter element. With as much as I have my hood open when its raining I think the few extra dollars is worth the protection some mesh can provide against the filter entering my engine. Also, good information about the filter minder from the source: http://filterminder.com/resources/learn-more/39-resources.html
  11. Anyone running the fleetguard AH19004? It is the marine BHAF with the mesh on the inside to keep the filter from collapsing.
  12. Now days we all have multiple products that work on bluetooth in our trucks but unfortunately our cell phones can only connect to a single bluetooth instance. What are you guys using as a bluetooth hub/router for your cell phones in your truck? Does it work with all your aftermarket toys?
  13. UPDATE! My regular maintenance/repair mechanic is an obsessive compulsive perfectionist. I drove my truck last week because he didn't like the "noise and vibration" he was getting from the trans. It's actually quieter than when it was stock and has less vibration (almost zero) through the shifter. It's actually a little on the disappointing side as it use to feel like a truck, and now the clutch/shifter/noise feels civilized. I believe that is due to a proper install and a high quality clutch. I wonder how much more mass/dampening you get from the twin-disc over a factory clutch? I had a few other problems that are getting repaired but I have to wait my turn in line so hopefully the truck will be ready soon but at least I'm out of the woods.
  14. Shop got the trans in and are working on some other minor issues (4wd, etc) however they mentioned they are hearing a rattling/vibration sound while accelerating in gear. Anyone got an idea what that could be?
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