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Old 10-08-2004, 23:14   #1 (permalink)
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How to adjust AU S5 solenoid??

Does anyone kow how to adjust the s5 solenoid in the au fords?And how hard is it to do?
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Re: How to adjust AU S5 solenoid??

you dont adjust it
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Old 10-09-2004, 01:38   #3 (permalink)
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Re: How to adjust AU S5 solenoid??

Thats funny I have seen posts in the past that the AU ford s5 solenoid is adjustable??And it works like a shift kit...
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Re: How to adjust AU S5 solenoid??

Yes you can adjust it to icrease line pressure and decrease shift time. I believe it is just a screw on one end of the solenoid but I have never done it myself, I just got it set by the trans place and left it.
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Yes you can adjust it to icrease line pressure and decrease shift time. I believe it is just a screw on one end of the solenoid but I have never done it myself, I just got it set by the trans place and left it.
How does it feel?
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How does it feel?
I had some other work done to the valvebody to increase flow and line pressure as well as the adjustable S5 solenoid, but overall it is very nice to drive and excellent acceleration for an auto.
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Re: How to adjust AU S5 solenoid??

I had an AU S5 solenoid installed. The guy said he turned it only one o'clock (1/12th of a turn). This was more than enough for crisp shifting and a 1st to 2nd chirp.
Feels better than my old switchable shift kit did too.
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Re: How to adjust AU S5 solenoid??

the only problem with adjusting the s5 is that if u go too far, it can cause a piston to crack (i think it may have been the c2, cant remember completly though) as my tranny rebuilder mate told me. but this prob wouldnt be too much of a problem if it was only turned up a tiny bit.

there is another type of shift kit which ive done (didnt create though) and posted in the tranny/driveline section which "disables" the s3/s4 shifting solenoids.

i havent been in an adjusted s5 solenoid car before though, so i cant really give an opinion on that.
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