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BTS E4OD broken, please help

I should have posted this here first. I forgot we had a transmission forum down here. Anyway my BTS transmission took a dump yesterday. It has been working great until this happened. I was towing my 10k toyhauler and and was blasting up a hill and blew an intercooler boot at 32psi and 3k rpm's. Luckily I was able to get right off the freeway on a deserted on ramp and fix that. Went to take off and I thought it made a short "squeal or screech" that sounded like it came from underneath. It took off just fine then was a little sloppy from first to second. Second to third was nice and firm but when I was up to speed and it went to go to fourth the torque converter would not lock up. I locked OD out and tried again...no lockup. I locked it out until I was to the top of the next hill, I tried it once more then..nothing at all, the engine would rev but no power to the ground. I put it in neutral and literally coasted three miles to the next exit. I changed the filter and the fluid in the pan a month ago or so and at the time the old fluid looked ok and smelled normal. Tonite I drained the pan and the fluid was darker than before, but still looked "ok" except when I would shine the flashlight I could see a bunch of what looks like very fine metal flakes I plan on calling Brian Monday. But does anyone have any suggestions for what I should start looking at? It is going to be several hundred dollars just to ship it to him if it comes to that.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-29-2012, 03:11 PM
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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

Well, since you said you just changed the filter & fluid, is there any chance the filter came unseated or the old filter seal got left in the bore?

Got any way to check line pressure?

No obvious leaks?

The metal would concern me, I think I would be pulling it.

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

Sounds like the converter let go. Talk to Brian, it has to come out to do the converter anyway,so get ready to pull it.

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

No way the old seal got left in as I had to pry it out.
I will pull the pan today or tomorrow to see if the new filter came out.
No obvious leaks but there was a small amount of oil on my rear axle and fuel tank shield, like it spurted some out for a split second...but I have not been able to determine where it came from, and there was not any on my transfer case?????

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

Say its not so a bts broke? I'm sure Brian will fix it his reputation is pretty good. This is my big issue about a bts trans if anything happened I'm 900 miles away from his shop.
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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

I pulled the pan and there is fine metal shavings all over. The filter was still in place. The little magnet around the drain had a bunch of material stuck to it. I took a magnet and ran it all over the top of the filter and pulled up a bunch of metal flakes. It sure looks like a catastrophic failure of something happend. Unfortunately Brian is $$$$ just in shipping from me. It was defiantly something I was hoping to do only once!

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

Just curious how many miles do you have on that BTS trans?

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

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Just curious how many miles do you have on that BTS trans?
40-50k i would have to look it up to get an exact number......way to few for it to fail that is for sure!

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

Called Brian up this morning and even gave him a couple outs and he would not take them. He just said "just send it in and I will fix it." Then I called up Jacob at wideopenperformance and he let me borrow a box to send it back in. What a great bunch of guys this diesel community is!

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Re: BTS E4OD broken, please help

what do you mean by giving him a couple of outs?

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