Very good idea. I have experienced that bolt backing out first hand on the Saab a few years ago (not my doing, I hadn't even opened the diff yet)I used some red loctite on that small bolt.
Huh, the shop I work at likes byop labor jobs because it pays better (costs more). As long as it's nothing silly they tend to get right in if an opening is available. Guess it's different everywhere.And then when you tell them you have you have your own parts your quickly shown the door
That probably wouldn't work. The PCM will likely throw a code that the fan speed is out of whack. There are codes for fan speed too high and too low. Low speed doesn't come up often but a 0 RPM reading would likely trigger it.Came up with a an idea to switch to the non electric fan, strap this elcheapo on to the side of the battery, leave it wired up. Run the later model fan clutch and the computer wont even know the difference .
Curious to what socket you were using. Just wanted to help if poss, but I have never had an O2 sensor strip threads using this socket.....knock on wood.the socket began to spin on the sensor.
Are you sure you don't mean the filter? That's the only thing different between the two pans. Gaskets are the same. And it's not different between 2wd or 4x4. There was no rhyme or reason why some got shallow pans but most got the deep pan. Make absolutely sure you have the deep pan filter otherwise you could starve your tranny for fluid.I received the right filter, but the gasket was for a 2wd shallow pan.
Definitely the wrong gasket, it didn't line up with the bolt holes on the pan no matter how I tried orienting it. I thought I bought the wrong kit at first, so I went to Advanced and bought the CarQuest branded one. The kit I bought was a Wix one off Amazon, all 3 filters were near identical, but for some reason the Wix gasket didn't match the pan. Not sure exactly why as it matched the part number from RockAuto. All I can guess is that maybe I got a kit that was opened and thrown into the "new" pile. I know the shallow filter is smaller without the "stubby" feet on the bottom.Are you sure you don't mean the filter? That's the only thing different between the two pans. Gaskets are the same. And it's not different between 2wd or 4x4. There was no rhyme or reason why some got shallow pans but most got the deep pan. Make absolutely sure you have the deep pan filter otherwise you could starve your tranny for fluid.
I've got every inch-lbs I could find written down, I picked up a 1/4 torque wrench from Harbor Freight on Friday. I got as far as the 1-2 accumulator unfortunately. I'm making attempt #2 this weekend/next weekend, our friend is letting me borrow their lift to do this on. Even on the ramps it was still difficult to maneuver around, so I think once its up in the air it'll be easier for me to do. Unless I can find a way to get more lift at home.@Mike534x The rubber-like gasket is definitely the one you want. While some topics have been torque-related, not sure if you have an inch-pound torque wrench, but that's a good tool for your trans work.
Double check, but I believe all the valve body bolts are 8 ft.lbs or 96 inch-pounds, and the pan bolts are 9 ft. lbs or 108 inch-lbs.
I use the inch-pound wrench and go around the pan once at about 50 inch-pounds to avoid any deformation of the gasket, then 3 times around the pan at 108 inch-pounds. Never had a leak.
The valve body is more critical, just use a flashlight and look up through the bolt holes to make sure the seperator plate is aligned, will be very noticeable if it's not.
That's what I'm thinking happened too, but all seems well so far. Once I make attempt #2 at getting the VB down I'll be happier to get it done.Must have been the wrong gasket inserted into the filter package because the filter has been the same from 1982 (on the TH700R4 predecessor) all the way to 2013.