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Re: The All About My Kids Thread (and other random things)...
« Reply #165 on: October 04 2016, 10:00:05 PM »
Eventually, you make the realization that you need to learn to build your own. I swear it isn't that hard. If you can pull one out and get it back in you can overhaul one. You will have to buy some tools, and learn some new things but it is possible . You just have to do it .
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« Reply #166 on: October 04 2016, 10:27:19 PM »
Been reading your stuff, Rich.  https://www.700r4l60e.com/store/home.php?cat=63
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« Reply #167 on: October 04 2016, 11:40:53 PM »
Ive been reading up on the 4l60e. I bought the compressor tool off ebay and have a new clutch compressor thing. I got the clutches , caged spring set up and pistons. Saving for the big second forth piston setup, and some kind of $70 ring kit to put a ring on one of the drums to strengthen it.

Oh, I'm building one and i'm gonna tow in od. If it doesn't work i'll have it towed home and try again. My 2004r it still shifting, so I have that to fall back on. Haha

http://www.ebay.com/itm/High-Quality-Transmission-Rebuild-Clutch-Plate-Disc-Set-700R4-4L60-4L60E-USA-/131896843560?hash=item1eb5aa1d28

http://www.ebay.com/itm/700R4-4L60-4L60E-4L65E-Transmission-Input-Piston-Apply-Spring-AC-Delco-GM-/271375284398?hash=item3f2f3a38ae

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4L60E-4L65E-Transmission-Bonded-Piston-Set-Molded-3-Pcs-4L60-E-M30-81090-/321642315117?hash=item4ae3603d6d:g:OXAAAOSw1ZBUtp nf&vxp=mtr

these are what I bought, not necessarily those specific ones but the molded seal pistons, clutch set and caged spring for the molded pistons

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GM-Input-Clutch-Housing-Spring-Compressor-Tool-SST-0149-SPX-OTC-Kent-Moore-Atec-/190677393795?hash=item2c65422183
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« Reply #168 on: October 05 2016, 10:17:51 AM »
do the 4l80e with awd!


I'd call back RPM and ask for Jeremy or Rodney. They are good dude - but they are busy. Vette's are where there $$$$ is. Refresh it and sell it to fund the 4l80e swap



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« Reply #170 on: October 05 2016, 01:02:46 PM »
Interesting that you only get to see how unhappy people are with a vendor when one of these threads pop up.
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« Reply #171 on: October 05 2016, 01:35:39 PM »
Happy customers tell no one, unhappy ones tell everyone, and usually half the story
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« Reply #172 on: October 05 2016, 07:39:07 PM »
I'm saving for one of these

http://m.ebay.com/itm/700R4-4L60E-4L65E-4L70E-Transmission-4th-Gear-Super-Hold-Servo-Sonnax-77767K-/271875152115?nav=SEARCH

I've also seen where this one is needed. Your thing might be leaking where the shaft goes through the drum. I was told to locktite the shaft in so it doesn't leak there.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/4L60-4L60E-4L65E-4L70E-Transmission-Sonnax-Input-Drum-Reinforcement-Kit-/221805496142?nav=SEARCH
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« Reply #173 on: October 17 2016, 10:05:23 PM »
Right, so I bought a 4l80E w/22,000kms on it to replace the 4L70E.  Still on the fence if I am going to convert the truck to RWD from AWD (saves weight, frees up power, and can do burnouts).

In the interest of potentially freeing up some more money Tatiana had me help her start to strip down the MCSS (Natasha took the picture from the comfort of the house - it was about to start pouring rain).  I came in with a piece of tape with "#1 Helper" written on it for her, she took it from me and stuck in on my shirt.  Smart kid.
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« Reply #174 on: October 17 2016, 11:36:55 PM »
Making some good memories!
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« Reply #175 on: October 18 2016, 10:15:58 AM »
That's awesome!!
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« Reply #176 on: October 18 2016, 11:33:16 AM »
That's a great picture!


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« Reply #177 on: October 22 2016, 11:45:11 AM »
The fucking irony of this is not lost on me.

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« Reply #178 on: November 25 2016, 01:42:27 PM »
It was fucking cold today.
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« Reply #179 on: March 06 2017, 01:30:51 PM »
So, back in Nov 16 (about a day after the picture above was taken) Talia got her (left side) hearing aid. We'd learned a few weeks prior she had profound and severe hearing loss; We had our suspicions for months due to developmental delays in her walking (gross motor) and speech regression (that and I had to yell to get her attention); but, thankfully it wasn't Autism.  She immediately started walking and is learning new words daily.  The exact cause of the hearing loss still goes unknown.  Talk about a tough situation to be in; fortunately we are near to the best children's hospital in the country for the situation.  Our options were: accept that she is deaf and start learning conventional means of managing it (ie. sign language), or go for alternate and more invasive approach to gain her access to sound soonest (preventing further delays). 

Flash forward to 24 Feb 17 and Talia got a cochlear implant (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cochlear_implant) on her right-side - fortunately one of the best surgeons in the field is here in Ottawa.  The good news is that everything went well and later this month they will be turning it on (rather the external processor); and by the time she is school age she will be back on track.  Obviously nothing is going to be conventional again - but, that would make for a pretty boring life it were.  Ideally she will be bi-modal (one hearing aid and one CI), which will provide a more complete sound picture; plus this thing has Bluetooth!

Why am I writing this? Mostly because you guys will probably seeing pictures of her with it on and I figure it will save the back story.  Plus, it helps to educate us all, and they say it is cathartic to talk about things.


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