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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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As always, protect the wiring associated with a GV unit.

Second, be sure to put enough fluid in it. Fill the unit til fluid flows out of the side-mounted fill hole.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2011, 06:04 PM
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What happened to your GV Dave??? Did you toast it??

Do you think it would make a nice addition to a tow rig?? That is used daily to drive to work and back. (54 miles one way) With out a load???

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Nah! I didn't toast it, but the wire than run up my shift lever developed an intermuittent short and the overdrive would drop out everytime I hit the right kind of bump then re-engage.

Also, they only sent me one bottle of fluid. With my deep sump, it takes two.

Now it works so much nicer.

I recommend the GV and a gear change if you are a high-mileage driver.

I drive about 45 miles one-way unloaded and find the GV and my 3.08 gears to be very effective.

If you don't do something, you are stuck with the 14-16 MPG numbers everyone here seems to be so proud of.

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Yea I just Changed from 4:10 to 3:55. BUT have not got to run it yet for some odd reason.. :)

The main thing I am a little concerned about is towing. Will they make it harder to tow?? I also went with a ZF6 Tranny the same time. So The LOW could be nice to get ti moving. AND the high OD should kick my RPMs back when just cruising around.

But I wonder if a GV would help for MPG much over what I just did. AND still help for towing. Give a couple extra gears to help counter balance the 3:55s. It not uncommon to hook 20 to 30 thousand pounds behind my pickup. So Will a GV hold up to that kind of load?? Or will it eat the GV up??

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The GV was originally designed for a British Bedford deuce-and-a-half.

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And what is that may I ask??? I googled and came up with nothing.

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It's a rig that is designed for way more payload then a Superduty.

It's something like this: (Mind I could be totally wrong, I believe there was posted a picture on another GV thread here.)


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I would say the GV would be perfect for you long commute and occasional towing. Using the overdrive beteren tour last 2 gears is almost perfect when pulling à heavy load at highway speed. Thats just the way i see it.

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Thanks Guys!!! that is what i was hoping you would say..

Now I got to keep my eyes and ears open for one!!



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Dave,
Curious question: Does GV give you two gears in reverse?
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