Well after hearing of yet another death in the family(this one is hard to grasp a hold of) and hearing my father has a cyst or something at the lower part of his brain that the doctors are now examining, I had to get my mind off of things so I decided it was time to get the JMod done in the bird. Working on cars seems to get my mind off of the bad **** that happens.
I started around 4pm and finished it around 10:30pm in my driveway under halogen light. I was determined to get it all back together before I went to bed. I wasnt able to test it out till this morning because I underestimated how much fluid the trans bled out once the VB
was dropped. I have the RobertP mild kit and I must say that it DEFINATELY feels TONS better. 1-2 shift is nice and snappy, 2-3 is much snappier and there seems to be less slop in the trans. Downshifts seem nicer as well.
Once I filled it up this morning, I took it on a run, first locally giving the pcm some time to 'relearn' the trans. I'm sure if it was not necessary, but whenever I make changes that have anything to do with the PCM, I like to give the pcm some time to recalibrate itself. I know a tune will make it all the more better though. After a decent drive and a full warmup I got it on the highway and it seems like it pulls better as well at highway speeds. It went from 60-95 pretty damn quick
Definately quicker than it did before.
The hardest part of the whole job is dicking around with that snap ring on the 1-2 accumulator. Everything else was fairly simple doing it under the car, other than my arms and neck being sore
. I'll have to get better videos later when people get where they are going by me. I live at the beach so getting a good vid is hard when people are "sunday driving".
For those of you who did this, roughly how much trans fluid did you have to put back in, if you didnt drain the converter? I did a service about 4K miles ago, so I didnt feel the need to have to drain the converter again.