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Discussion in 'High Tech Retrofits' started by AlbertaZ28, May 26, 2013.
I dont mind the noise to be honest, it works really well otherwise.
I have a tko 600 in my 73. Not loud. A little notchy on the shifts.
They make an upgrade kit for the TKO with Kevlar lined syncros. They are supposed to offer more control at the higher RPMs.
My TKO 600 with 0.64 OD is very quiet. A little temperamental on the 2-3 shift under hard acceleration, but otherwise fine. Mine probably has maybe 1k miles on it. My trans is one of earlier TKO's. Mine came from CC5S (before they became Hurst Driveline Conversions...). EDIT: I did the full break-in as described earlier in this thread.
Those youtube video's are crazy. That sounds almost as bad as the g-force T5 that my buddy has in his Mustang.
Took the Nova out for a drive today specifically to listen for any gear noise. It is really quiet, when I get the camera battery charged I'll take and post a video.
What type of gear oil did you use?
Maybe the gear oil is too thin? Wonder if mixing in some slick'um kind of (Lucas) additive would help quiet things down without hurting the transmission?
LOL...nevermind me...I'm just thinking outloud.
I used GM Syncromesh oil. Think I will buy some more and change it. Tremec says it is a fill for life but the heat it sees here plus a little bit of drag racing done recently is probably breaking down the oil.
I forget what I put in it. I wonder if you guys are confusing the engine noise
in with the trans. Bare in mind the engine is a 1963 Studebaker V8, the have
solid lifters and angle cut gear to gear timing. The engine has gear whine as
well as the noise you hear from the trans.
I also used GM Synchromesh and followed the break in procedure. Speaking to the dealer he said they have had a few noisy ones come back.
Might as well get a better trans if that is the case (Magnum). You shouldnt have to upgrade a $2250 trans to be able to shift it. Its made to handle 600ftlbs of torque, how did Tremec think we were going to drive it?
I'm using GM synchromesh too, I have changed it once already at about 1500 miles. They do quite down as you get miles on it. But the noise in the video sounds like a problem.
I have had several people listen to it, including one person that has the same
trans in his race 68 Camaro. He said it sounds like his. They are noisy, period.