Darrin I had Smileys & Just Kidding ALL OVER that Post - So get a sense of humor & get a grip... L
VE, Uncle Buck
Sorry, I have just had enough of the stupid arguments. My new policy is to let it be known why I am leaving the thread, who it was that is the reason for that and then just drop the thread subscription and never come back.
On this one the OP asked that this not happen before I had the chance to do that and I saw it via email.
The stupid arguments need to go completely away, period, and I am going to do my part to try and help that. It doesn't mean that I am going to just agree with BS, shut up and go away since BS info needs to get quashed too. So, it does mean that I will help provide quality and civil discussion to help further the idea that this is a place where those who want to learn good, factual info on this stuff can do so. When things stop being civil, I'm out of that one particular discussion. I will still be here otherwise and will still answer anything that I can with the best information that I have and with complete unbiased honesty.
To the OP, you can obviously feel free to ask any question that you want anytime you want and that goes for asking me anything as well. I will gladly help you out if you need help. You can feel free to ask here, as long as the thread doesn't get stupid, via PM, email at [email protected]
or phone at 317-514-0816.
Oh, and on replacing that valve, I choose not to replace that valve with an aftermarket part that is quite a bit harder than the bore and wears on the bore in the valve body much faster than the valve body ever wears on the factory valve. Which, oddly enough with the factory valve, these transmissions tend to live a VERY long life with no failure related to that part. Yes there is visible wear on most of them because the pressure will tend to cock it in the bore a little and cause that. But it ain't broke if you get what I am saying.
When/if things ever slow down to give me time while I am in the shop then I will try and take pictures to illustrate what happens and why and what to think of it.
Wear on that valve bore can't be repaired by the way, so that's a good way to make scrap out of an otherwise good valve body. Since I really don't like to create scrap for no good reason, I choose to do things differently. Others may have their own opinion.