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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-04, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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You're not gonna believe this.

Since I received the car, the P to Reverse action is acting awkwardly, with a terrible clunk during the shift. Tried so many method to get the thing repaired, including heaps of mounts and bushes, neutral safety swith, modified valvebody and heaps of others, but nothing really help much. I came back to the transmission place who got my valvebody modified and ask for other possible causes, the bloke there believes that I need to pull the tranny out and get it done. It was a bit shocking to me and I ask for any other cheaper alternatives that may help (ya I know those mechanics in a can is dodgy). He told me to add a bottle of Smartblend ATF protectant to see if it helps. It only cost 30 bucks to me, so even if it doesn't work, i still won't lose much compared to the repair.

Pour that thing down to the tranny via the dip stick, give it a ride for 10 km, and when I come back home. I couldn't believe the results, the tranny shift from P to R so smooth that it never did before, with only a slight noise and vibration that u will expect from a 3speeder. I was so suprised and the tranny now shifts nice and smooth again. The experience is too shocking for these type of mechanics in a can, even the bloke at the tranny place were suprised. The tranny seems like it's still going strong, and will see what happen later on..............

BTW, anyone know where can I get this thing, I wasn't able to find them in Repco, Supercheap, Autobarn and any auto shops that I know............It's a red bottle stuff and made in the US.


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Re: You're not gonna believe this.

Where do you actually pour it in? You need to be exact as I have no idea! It might help my sling-shot shifts when I am moving at lower speeds...


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-04, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Re: You're not gonna believe this.

I simply pour the stuff in to the transmission through the tube where the transmission dip stick is placed. Just like what you do when u top up transmission fluid. The tube is located near the driver side firewall.


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- 3.9L MPI Engine with 4.0L Equivalent Head
- Old Trusty 3 Speed BW M51 Auto
- Rear Sonar Sensor
- Cheapo CD Player
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-04, 10:10 PM
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Re: You're not gonna believe this.

so this mechanic sold u the stuff? y not ask him where he gets it from? u gotta change ya signature now

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-04, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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Re: You're not gonna believe this.

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so this mechanic sold u the stuff? y not ask him where he gets it from? u gotta change ya signature now
ya, i buy it from him. he told me that it was imported by a guy in queensland for the tranny industry. so, really not quite sure where i can find that, if anyone see that stuff, please notify me.

manufacturer's page:
http://www.lifeautomotive.com/Products/ATFP4001.asp


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- 3.9L MPI Engine with 4.0L Equivalent Head
- Old Trusty 3 Speed BW M51 Auto
- Rear Sonar Sensor
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Re: You're not gonna believe this.

Damn I wouldn't mind some of that! Sounds like great stuff.

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Re: You're not gonna believe this.

For anyone seriously interested, here are the details for the AUSTRALIAN distributor. Too bad they're not in Vic :/

ATP COMPONENTS PTY LTD
North Paramatta, N.S.W.: (612) 9683-5499


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