Hi guys, it's been a few years since I've been here, that's in large part to the expertise I got from this site and members back then.
My trans is alive and well (hope I don't jinx it, LOL), but my brother-in-law's ain't that lucky. It's a 99 GT auto with a turbo, about 450 at the wheels, 4.10s, driven spirited to say the least. About 30K miles ago I put an Alto Red kit in it. Should have followed the tech article, like I did on mine, I know.
I had him pull it and bring it to me, I'm getting old, but maybe one more Auto excursion won't hurt.
I have taken the valve body off and pulled the accumulators out, what a mess. LOL The guts are next.
There is water (seems like way more than condensation) in the oil, and it was basically going nowhere. First question, is the oil coming from the radiator? (don't know where else it would come from) My car has survived with only a large auxiliary cooler, no radiator pass.
I know it would be MUCH easier to buy a performance trans from D0g , but money isn't easy to come by these days, for either of us. We would like to go with a full manual valve body, but that's not happening either.
My plan is to completely disassemble this one and inspect, clean, and/or replace components with ones listed in the tech article. Basically what I did to mine.
Second question, when flushing/cleaning the components, what areas should I either, be sure to do, or be careful doing?
Third question, is there a complete gasket kit anyone would recommend?
I know it's Labor Day weekend, but there is no hurry on this project.
DirtyD0g, you were very helpful in the past, I hope I don't wear out my welcome.