Originally Posted by Hellride
I just ordered 3 qts of the heavy shockproof. I want the best chance of whine reduction so this should better my chances.
Well, I wish I had good news. It made it worse. Man...that sucked and ended up being a $90 experiment between fluid, right stuff gasket sealer, and shop rental and shop supplies. It was definitely worse.
I called the shop that did the install and they said they used 75w-140 Lucas Synthetic...if I had to break down and go back that way. Instead, I did try Lucas HD 85w-140 just to see. I think I'm about back where I was originally now but a narrower range. I think I might try the RP 85w-140.
The shop that did the install said they would retry for parts only. They pick the parts and I would step down from 4.30's to 4.10 and that would make me swap rear rims and drag tires. From 28 DR's to 26 slicks to trap the same rpm. I accepted but the wife is done spending money and wants assurance. I said go from a 10 to a 3 level of noise and asked "What if we get another defective gear set". I sent that Monday...it's now Thursday. It doesn't look like they're interested with those questions being posed and the assurance we need to get from them.
Since I don't have the time or energy to do these things myself in my spare time (gears I mean), it makes you want to buy a car and leave it alone as far as gears...oh, and torque converter also to a much lesser extent on the 3.7 auto's.
A stick would have been a clutch swap which seems like they have less problems as long as the mt 82 shifts at high rpm fine. I was just trying to take it easy on my old knee injury.