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Old May 9th, 2018, 06:39
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

Well I got lucky and we got the VB and pan installed last night. Late this afternoon I will fill it and find out!
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Old May 9th, 2018, 17:21
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

It lives! It's running good, I wished I had been more aggressive on the metering plate.

The studs really paid off in (re)installation time so my son really appreciated that.
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Old May 9th, 2018, 20:55
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Whoo! Glad you got it working
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Old May 10th, 2018, 08:05
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

What was the issue?
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Old May 10th, 2018, 08:56
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

This is just a guess, but when I removed the piston(which I didn't need to) it disturbed a "sweet spot" in where it has been running(rotationally). The edges were "Razor" sharp and I was having trouble when re-inserting it. This crude pic shows the 6 edges that I stuck in the drill press and de-burred with 600 grit. It went in smoothly after that!
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Old May 14th, 2018, 00:48
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

How are your shifts? 1-2 feels ok but the rest are mush. I did the truck shift
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Old May 14th, 2018, 08:26
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

I'm a little disappointed in my kit too(at this point)! The 1-2 hold works for now but I want to check out what happens when towing. I did the metering plate 1/2 way between "truck" and "hot rod" and the shifts are quick/firm but far from anything I expected. I'm wanting to get it under a real tow condition but my camp trailer is now buried behind my 3 other trailers with no plans to go out soon!
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Old May 14th, 2018, 22:51
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

Today I shifted 1-2 under full throttle and it was mush. It's a lot firmer under part throttle. Which is exact opposite of what i was expecting. At some point I think I'll tear it apart and do the hotrod shift.
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Old May 15th, 2018, 11:47
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Today I shifted 1-2 under full throttle and it was mush. It's a lot firmer under part throttle. Which is exact opposite of what i was expecting. At some point I think I'll tear it apart and do the hotrod shift.
That happened to me and the issue was the TV cable didn't get reinstalled when I reinstalled the valve body, and it wasn't ramping up the line pressure when I got on the throttle.

The easiest way to check is to see if the TV cable has slack at the throttle body or if you can feel the spring in the trans sucking it back in when you wiggle it.
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Old May 15th, 2018, 12:17
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

Anyone have to modify the new VB gasket? I got the gasket kit from Transgo and the most correct one did not line up perfectly with the original.

It's been a while now, but I remember being certain that these particular passages were not intended to be blocked by the gasket. I had to take the new gasket and line it up perfectly with the new one and make 2 small adjustments to the new gasket with a razor so that it would match the original VB gasket.

I have my 4.7 stroker and AW4 together ready to go in the jeep now. I'm worried I'll make the power I'm hoping now, and the trans might not be able to take it. I've read it might slip 325-350 hp? But hopefully that's mitigated with my 33" tires and 5.13 gears. That's my hope at least. Otherwise I'll be swapping in a 700r4

Installed my 2800 stall converter from IPT too.
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Old May 15th, 2018, 20:15
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Anyone have to modify the new VB gasket? I got the gasket kit from Transgo and the most correct one did not line up perfectly with the original.

It's been a while now, but I remember being certain that these particular passages were not intended to be blocked by the gasket. I had to take the new gasket and line it up perfectly with the new one and make 2 small adjustments to the new gasket with a razor so that it would match the original VB gasket.
That's not good, hopefully it will work!
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Old May 16th, 2018, 06:36
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Re: 4.7's and a AW4

Both of the times I installed a transgo kit, I didn't have to modify the gasket.
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