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I read a while back somewheres that there's a resister you can put in to allow for higher trans pressure from aftermarket valve body and torque. Does anyone know where I can get one and instructions for install? Thanks, Donald

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I have never heard of that one. Maybe you are thinking of an improved governor solenoid valve from suncoast converters that will handle higher pressures without high failure rates of the stock ones.

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No, there is a resistor that people put in to fool the computer into thinking it's running regular pressure. I read about it a while back and now I can't find the thread. Donald

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Ok I got it, but it is to bandaid a governor solenoid issue.It really has nothing to do with higher pressures. If it is seeing higher values there is a problem electrically and people are hiding / COVERING UP the problem raTHER THAN FIXING IT.

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Hmm, maybe but my understanding is when you change out your torque and do your valve body that sometimes it increases the pressure over the allowed limit of computer

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Yes and the root cause is poor oem parts to begin with.

This is the cure. Not a cover up bandaid like a diode which masks the true problem.

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New Chrysler 618RE Governor Pressure Conversion Upgrade Kit

Part No. 618-GK

Price: $139.00 This kit was specifically designed to improve the reliability of the governor solenoid in normal use and to handle higher base pressure in high performance application. This unit will fit both early and late style. We recommend you also install a new Governor Pressure Sensor/Transducer with this kit.

This kit in testing was found to be extremely reliable in every situation. Contamination metal, fiber, clutch material does not phase the RE conversion kit.

Parts included in this kit:

• Manifold is made of 6061T6 Billet Aluminum

• New Borg Warner Solenoid

• 1/4 20 Grade 5 bolts (4)

• Viton O-Rings (3)

• Gasket

• Cap screws (3)

• Set screw

• Delphi/Packard connectors

• Bracket for Solenoid and Governor sensor

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I'm on my second set of govenor switches, and it will go into limp mode almost every time for the first drive of the day. I also read that the wire going to the alternater needs to be better isolated from engine. Donald

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Yes and the root cause is poor oem parts to begin with. Not a cover up bandaid like a diode which masks the true problem.

yeah - wish I'd known too. I had the same problem - it was fixed with a new VB with lower pressure from the guys I got it from. I think the options if you don't want to get the solenoid kit above is the resistor method or turning down the valve line pressure manually. The resistors/voltage regulator can be added until the voltage is between 4.5-to5v but have someone else confirm that - just what I read. Finally you can adjust the line pressure itself. Here's a good link. http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/98-5-02-powertrain/186150-47re-line-pressure-gov-pressure-issues.html

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