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Is a valve body not hard? Or do you mean gears and shafts etc? I’ve only ever rebuilt manuals.
Yes they are anodize. I mean the return springs for the accumulator positions are against a steel plate, that plate is screwed into the side of the valvebody. It’s know for the screws to either break or pull out of the aluminum bending the plate.
The accumulators don’t accumulate now because the return spring is f’ed. You lose line pressure and burn up the thin frictions.
 

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Ok. Got it. Sorry to clutter your thread, but since we are here, and you seem to be up on these things, is there something I should be doing to prevent future issues once the parts are all refreshed? Something like this:
https://www.dieselperformance.com/shop/product/1030362-bd-68rfe-protect68-pressure-control-kit-cummins-6-7l-dodge-2007-5-2019-19234

It doesn’t mention the accumulator plate though, so not sure if this would do it? How hard would it be for a mechanically inclined auto trans novice to instal?
 

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Ok. Got it. Sorry to clutter your thread, but since we are here, and you seem to be up on these things, is there something I should be doing to prevent future issues once the parts are all refreshed? Something like this:
https://www.dieselperformance.com/shop/product/1030362-bd-68rfe-protect68-pressure-control-kit-cummins-6-7l-dodge-2007-5-2019-19234

It doesn’t mention the accumulator plate though, so not sure if this would do it? How hard would it be for a mechanically inclined auto trans novice to instal?
I wouldn’t do BD stuff personally.
You will have to drop the valve body
Use this pate https://www.sonnax.com/parts/33-accumulator-cover-plate-kit

Use these acuumators
https://www.sonnax.com/parts/4688-accumulator-piston-kit

And finally this billit channel plate kit.
https://www.dnjcomponents.com/products/d-rfe-304k

Or you can buy this all done for you for about $1300 US.
 

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Jeezuz... Maybe I’ll just buy a civic... or a 1st Gen;)
 

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Ok. Got it. Sorry to clutter your thread, but since we are here, and you seem to be up on these things, is there something I should be doing to prevent future issues once the parts are all refreshed? Something like this:
https://www.dieselperformance.com/shop/product/1030362-bd-68rfe-protect68-pressure-control-kit-cummins-6-7l-dodge-2007-5-2019-19234

It doesn’t mention the accumulator plate though, so not sure if this would do it? How hard would it be for a mechanically inclined auto trans novice to instal?
I like the last line of the descrption:
"A "fresh" stock transmission will have the ability to handle up to 400hp-450hp"

Considering they have 370 stock you're good for a whopping 30-80 HP more, wow! :D
 
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I like the last line of the descrption:
"A "fresh" stock transmission will have the ability to handle up to 400hp-450hp"

Considering they have 370 stock you're good for a whopping 30-80 HP more, wow! :D
Right? You pay a couple of thousand to get an extra 30hp! I’m seriously concerned by the potential cost of ownership going into the “out of warranty” phase. For the cost of a “built” tranny, you can buy a pretty nice 1st Gen!
 
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Don’t believe the hype. There is lots of people with hundreds of thousands miles on a stock trans without issues and deleted. All depends on your right foot. People don’t post to say they don’t have issues. So these forums and FB groups are not the real world.

If you want to beef up your trans for cheep it can be done. Is it needed 🤷‍♂️ you decide.
 

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So you're saying James has a heavy right foot then since his tranny screwed up with stock power? :D
 

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So you're saying James has a heavy right foot then since his tranny screwed up with stock power? <img src="http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
Nope you said that. I said don’t believe the hype that you are spreading.

Stuff does fail even stock. Even the mighty seeming bullet proof Cummins engine fails when it’s completely stock.
 

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lol
I'm not 'spreading' anything, but I bet James is having second thoughts! :D
 

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No second thoughts here. I am however looking at having my extended warranty extended. I will do a cost benefit analysis on that. My friend who I bought the truck through is still in the business and will give me it at cost.

Do I have a heavy foot? Well, it’s not light, but I don’t do anything that could remotely be considered abusive. If I’m empty and running around do I enjoy all (most?) that Dodge and Cummins put under my hood? Absolutely, but only in T/H with it locked out into 4th, and I roll into the power instead of hammering on it. I’m fairly sure these things are tuned light so they don’t blow up all the time.

Now that I’m older, and on the verge of warranty expiring, and have a convertible to drive for fun (don’t worry, it still has two drive shafts), I will be a bit easier on the truck in hopes that this is a fix it for good scenario, and it holds together. I will eventually delete, but the truck runs so well as is, I am going to wait until cost of deletes vs repairing stock is more rewarding.
 
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Local dealer confirmed no more sticks for the 19's, he was really excited about the new 8 spd auto coming out, anyone know who makes it?
 

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Hopefully it’s an Asian tranny! :banana:
 
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After some time with the tunes in your truck how do you like it? I’m going to delete mine after I get the clutch replaced, so I’m just looking and reading on some different tuning companies. Could you possibly PM me on where you bought your stuff? Thanks!
 

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After some time with the tunes in your truck how do you like it? I’m going to delete mine after I get the clutch replaced, so I’m just looking and reading on some different tuning companies. Could you possibly PM me on where you bought your stuff? Thanks!
Yes I do like it no smoke and lots if power. I’ll PM you.
 
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