Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Waddell/Surprise. AZ
ok guys i just got my car back from the shop , i had to have a new short block installed under warranty because of the thrust washers breaking and taking out the transmission .
ive been talking to a few of you , since this happened and i know of 4 of us that have had the same problem . it seems that all of our problems have started after a belt or axle breakage under full power or load . it seams as if the shock from the break it casuing the washer to shatter .
now i did get a few minutes to look over my destroyed parts when i was at the dealer and it looks like a lack of lube to the mainshaft trans gears and washers . the gears showed signs of heat and scoring on the teeth and the washers were blue in color .
my question is has anyone else seen this , and or found a cure for it ? i talked with another member about drilling the case above the trans gears and installing a return lube nozzle off of the return side of the c oil cooler . my next question is should we be adding a lil more oil to the system than is recomended because at high rpm the trans is starved for oil ?
weve also talked about having the washers CRYOED or made from 300M but if its a lack of oil thats casuing them to become brittle and then break when the machine is shocked by a belt explosion or axle break the fancy washers are only a bandaid to a more severe problem ......
i have little faith left in my car right now and im torn between letting it go and trying to solve more of the issues that it has . i would love to hear everyones idea and experinces on this .
Could that other ting have caused that problem too?(wet clutch delete)
2009 Prowler 700 XTX Walker Evans Shocks,STI Roctane 27/9/14 and 27/11/14 tires,Warn skid plates,Ridgid Ind Prerunner Cage,Home made spare tire carrier,Hids high and low beams,1.5 inch wheel spacers,E Brake Alarm, Rear diff vent mod Etc. NO TURF SAVER!