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Cars > bencar’s Garage > Blog > Here's the latest installment in the Transmission from Hell saga


Here's the latest installment in the Transmission from Hell saga

By bencar

Here we go again, this time to remove and replace the defective B & M Torque Converter with a American made Hughes Torque Converter. Joe and Mike at Hoffman's Tranmissions Plus had the honor of removing the Transmission (the infamous Transmission From Hell from the well known Performance Parts Outlet in Ohio), and removing and replacing the B & M Torque Converter. After the Converter was out, Joe pressure tested the B & M Converter, something seemingly overlooked by the astute folks at B & M, and found the source of the fluid leak. The weld that secured the Hub on the front of the Converter, had a pinhole leak in it. So much for quality control. The Transmission is back in and hopefully other than some minor tweaks, this will be the end of the Transmission from Hell saga.

The photos from this latest installment can be found at http://www.fa...;l=043337125d

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bencar’s Profile Photo
Jul 21, 2012 at 11:10 pm
Tried Ultra Seal and a new Gasket on that Transmission Pan leak, no luck, and what kills me, is I NEVER had a problem with that same Pan on the old Transmission. mad image
bencar’s Profile Photo
May 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm
This one is more like a P.O.S., and it has been that way since I got from the well known performance parts outlet in Ohio last October. This is what galls me the most, this blasted thing has been a nightmare from the start, and I'm stuck with it, unless I want to cough up another $200.00 for an R & R, plus return freight costs, towing (that car is NOT sitting anywhere while I wait for another Transmission), and then-What guarantee do I have that the replacement Transmission won't also be a P.O.S.? Answer: NONE! I DO NOT have the money to keep playing Trans swap.

All I can say, is DO NOT buy a Transmission from that well known parts outlet in Ohio.
Crazyfast79TA’s Profile Photo
May 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm
My transmission is like a dog, it has to "mark it's territory" everywhere it goes. It's on my "list" to solve the leaks too. Mine isn't just the pan. I wish you luck! I know that's one of the worst things to try to fix.
bencar’s Profile Photo
May 23, 2012 at 8:43 pm
It still seeps from the Passenger's side front corner of the Trans Pan itself, and the Pan that is on there, NEVER leaked on the old Transmission, so the suspicion is that the mating surface on the bottom of the Transmission isn't perfectly true.
bencar’s Profile Photo
Jan 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Once I get a look see under the car, then I'll know if this nightmare is over, or still ongoing.
TATA455’s Profile Photo
Jan 23, 2012 at 2:00 am
Sorry to hear of you troubles. Glad you have it figured out!!
bencar’s Profile Photo
Jan 22, 2012 at 7:08 pm
Only if we stop our industry from running to Cheapo China, so our CEO's can rake in the cash, the Chinese rake in the cash, and we get JUNK! At astronomical prices. mad image
donnalove’s Profile Photo
Jan 22, 2012 at 5:14 pm
i hope things get bettersmile image
Crazyfast79TA’s Profile Photo
Jan 22, 2012 at 8:57 am
I'm still dealing with messes on my car that I managed to overlook (willingly at first) that were there when I got it done the first time ten years ago. Now that I work in a shop that specializes in "A-1" restorations, I can't overlook anything now! I just want it back on the road this spring. We all go thru these things, so just remember you're not alone in this!
bencar’s Profile Photo
Jan 22, 2012 at 8:34 am
Let's see, spent money that was supposed to be for retirement on something that was NOT what it was supposed to be, and then had to fight with the Well Known Performance Outlet in Ohio to get them to make good on the thing, plus more money on Speedometer Gears, and then found out the brand new Torque Converter was no good, more money on labor to remove and replace it, money I now have to scrape up, so I can pay back the Credit Card the labor was charged to,

Stressed, NO, screaming MAD mad image

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