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Old 07-12-2015, 01:11 AM
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Check the wiring for burnt/broken wires first and if not then it's the solenoid pack.


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Will do, I didn't get to it today but tomorrow I'm off of work and I'll spend a few hours making sure I have everything I need. I'm going to install a shift kit and better magnet if I have to drop the pan. As good as that sounds, I'd rather avoid that route of possible!

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Old 07-20-2015, 11:10 PM
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Re: A Teen at Work!

I forgot to post these, but the other day, a local Jeeper came to say hi! I really love the WK2!





You can see a little sneak peak to a mod I have to finish soon in the next picture!

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Old 07-21-2015, 10:44 PM
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This post will hopefully be the last transmission update for some time! This was a pretty gnarly overhaul. I want to do as much preventative maintenance as I can, especially before I go away to college. With the solenoid pack shot, I opted to get the updated genuine Mopar solenoid, B&M Drain Plug Kit http://www.bmracing.com/products/802...rain-plug-kit/, Transgo 5-45RFE-HD Shift Kit http://www.transgo.com/products.php?...&product_id=96, Auto-RX http://www.auto-rx.com/category/transmissions/, new Royal Purple ATF http://www.royalpurpleconsumer.com/p...mission-fluid/, Fel-Pro gasket, and Filtermag pan magnet http://www.shopfiltermag.com/product/tm/.





Starting off with the simple things... I installed the drain plug kit at the lowest portion of the pan so most of the fluid will come out and so that it doesn't interfere with the dipstick. As for the magnet, I just placed it on the outside as it is meant to be! I was not sure of clearances on the inside of the pan, so I opted for one that sits on the outside. I am actually very excited to see what this picks up as even in the small amount of time since I changed the fluid, there are some metal particles floating around that were not caught by the puny stock magnet.



Next up I will mention the Auto-RX. I have been purchasing bottles of these for my engine and motorcycle engine, but had half a bottle left over and it makes some good claims to help the transmission. Here are some:

-Prevent or delay costly transmission repairs.
-Dramatically increase the life of your transmission.
-Improve overall transmission performance.

Next up is the Transgo shift kit. This kit is awesome and not pricey at all! It is meant to quicken shifts while making them more firm. Most of the parts can be installed with the valve body removed (which I have to do for the solenoid) and is not complicated at all. Most of the work is centered around the five accumulators which are the five holes with springs in them.



The five holes are accumulator pistons and inside the pistons are springs. Five springs, all five inner piston seals, the switch valve and cap, as well as the plate to hold it all in will be replaced!

The springs are much stiffer in the shift kit. The new one is on the right.



As for the piston, my finger is pointing to the seal the is going to be replaced. It is replaced with an expander and a new ring.




The new switch valve and cap are on the bottom. They are claimed to be self lubricating.



And the new reinforced plate to cover it all up!



And the solution to my problem to begin with, the new solenoid!



All finished up and ready to be reinstalled!

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Old 07-22-2015, 05:37 AM
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Holy shit bro I'm 22. I couldn't even begin to do most of the things you have. Much respect man. I have enjoyed following your thread!
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:48 AM
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Holy shit bro I'm 22. I couldn't even begin to do most of the things you have. Much respect man. I have enjoyed following your thread!
Thank you and it means a lot to me that you follow! I sometimes just go into projects not knowing what I am in for and am later forced to finish them up because I started them. But hey, that is how you learn!
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:32 PM
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Hey bro, good work on the trans upgrade. Bet she shifts nice an hard now!

I've been thinking of doing an upgrade to my nag1 for fast hard shifts
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Old 07-22-2015, 12:33 PM
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Hey bro, good work on the trans upgrade. Bet she shifts nice an hard now!

I've been thinking of doing an upgrade to my nag1 for fast hard shifts
Thanks! For you I'd go with the blue top solenoid, I'm sure you've heard of it. But its not too hard of a job at all, maybe a tad messy. But then while you do that you can do the same thing I did and get a shift kit in at the same time!
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Thanks! For you I'd go with the blue top solenoid, I'm sure you've heard of it. But its not too hard of a job at all, maybe a tad messy. But then while you do that you can do the same thing I did and get a shift kit in at the same time!
I've heard of em. I wanna do a vavlve body upgrade and get the amg solenoids (blue tops) and a higher stall torque converter
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:12 AM
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Re: A Teen at Work!

In the earlier post about my transmission fix, I mentioned using Auto-RX. The idea to use the stuff came after the idea to use it in my engine oil as I have wanted to do so for some time now. I figure that the Jeep has just over 100K miles on it and I am not sure how it was treated before me by the original owners. Though, by seeing the CarFax it seems pretty sweet!

I have read about Auto-RX all over, especially in the LX forums. It is such a highly regarded engine cleaner and if it just so happens that its claims and the hundreds, if not thousands, of people backing it up are true, I may as well give it a shot. So, I bought two bottles. One full one (12oz) for the Hemi, 6oz for the 5-45RFE, and another 6oz for my R6! Auto-RX contains no solvents and is by no means a solvent flush. It works over the time that it is in your engine, roughly 3K miles, or trans at 3K miles as well, and is a detergent. It claims to work much better with mineral oil based engine oils, which is nice being that it is much cheaper than the Royal Purple I am used to. So, for this shortened maintenance schedule, I will be running the dino with Auto-RX in the crank and Royal Purple Max ATF with Auto-RX in the trans. Then I will flush and repeat with the crankcase only and follow up with the maintenance schedule. Here are some testimonials: Auto-Rx® Plus | A Clean Engine is a Healthy Engine



I am excited to see the results, apparently they are not subtle, but often very noticeable!
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:20 AM
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Re: A Teen at Work!

I wanted to also take time to write a separate post on a product I recently purchased. It seems that this little guy has had way more controversial conversations than not, and in my opinion, it's just dumb.

This would be the Filtermag, FilterMag Consumer Products | Engine Protection Since 1999.



The concept is simple, take the metal particles made from daily engine wear and remove them from the lubrication by magnetic force. I understand that not all metal will be caught by this magnet, but some is better than none, no? It seems that many argue them pointless, but all I can say is that it can't hurt and it puts my mind at ease!

In my trans valve body overhaul, you'll see I added Filtermag's automatic transmission magnet onto the bottom of the pan. I also ended up buying the spin on filter magnet for my Jeep and Yamaha R6. I will be putting them all to the test and look inside to their effectiveness!

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That's an interesting idea with the magnets. It's makes sense that it can catch some if not all metal particles. Definitely be interested with what you find after using them. Also awesome build so far. Very impressed!!
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:51 PM
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That's an interesting idea with the magnets. It's makes sense that it can catch some if not all metal particles. Definitely be interested with what you find after using them. Also awesome build so far. Very impressed!!
Thanks, man, much appreciated!

The controversy with the magnets is the amount of ferrous / verses non ferrous metals in the engine. So I guess people think there's a problem with cost/effectiveness.

But, magnetic drain plugs often come out filthy and I think all particles that can be filters are worth it! Honestly it's simple and I can spare a few bucks for it.
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