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  1. heygibb

    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

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  2. heygibb

    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    All were clean. They were the Bosch Platinum with the funky electrode design. This is what they all looked like w/ 60k miles of use. One test drive isn't necessarily all conclusive. I'll drive the car a bit more and see how she goes w/out the mod change. Suits me if I can shelve it for awhile.
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    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    All I can say is 'wow'. You Reatta wizards know this car. After plug change, the hesitation/chug disappeared. This is only after one test drive with the Rapidfire brand. My new modulator should get here by Wednesday. Should I change it out? I still have OEM mod installed. I see no ATF in hose or at port...completely dry. I'm all for preventive maintenance but also believe in the 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' credo.
  4. heygibb

    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    Good to know. I'll do the Rapidfire and change modulator, then check results. Wires may be next. Here is link to rebate for plugs I found at RockAuto in case anyone else is in the market. https://www.rockauto.com/lang/en/promoCat.html#acdelco
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    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    Has anyone tried the Iridium plugs? If this graph is accurate, they seem to outperform other designs in every way.
  6. heygibb

    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    Thanks, Dave
  7. heygibb

    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    It looks like it's the ignition system. While depressing brake slightly at the trouble point and steady gas pedal, it cleared. I'll do a plug change first. So gap at .060 w/ Rapid fire #14 plugs? I have Bosch now, I believe. I have three separate coils, not the old Magnavox all in one design. Asa, I didn't get the drop in rpms on deceleration. Is this the modulator you speak of? I've never changed it, ever. What brand/design is best suited for replacement? There seems to be two designs. One is like the old and one isn't. Looking at the business end, it looks like it plugs into position. Is that correct? If so, I guess I pry it out?
  8. heygibb

    Drive train hiccup...does AT need work?

    Awesome. I hope your diagnosis is correct. I will try it next time out. I replaced ICM, coils, crank position sensor and cam position sensor in Dec/2015. ..all new. I replaced wires and plugs ~60k miles ago. I'll check back after a trial run. Thanks
  9. My 90 coupe is still running fairly well, other than a no start condition I had a few weeks back. I'll address that in another post. But I've noticed a hiccup while underway that concerns me. At 51-53mph, my Reatta seems to skip and chug in the power train. Iโ€™m not sure I can clearly describe the symptom but it is more a feel than a noise. Itโ€™s like the transmission is between gears and it feels like itโ€™s free from any power influence. If I give it a little gas, it reacts in a staccato fashion, not smooth, before it accelerates normally again. I found a very informative video on how the inner components of an AT interact, perform and fail. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szu-0IqMygA At around 4:20, he explains a common failure in ATs that involve the clutch pack and friction rings controlling higher gear engagement. There is a stack of thin clutches that react to transmission oil pressure to engage particular gears. The hesitation I am experiencing seems to relate to having degraded friction plates. Maybe they don't grab on a constant basis anymore. Am I on the right track here? If so, is it a condition I can live with for awhile or should I anticipate total failure, at some point? Thanks
  10. heygibb

    Make a belt last longer

    It kind of looked similar to Armor All. I have seen the 303 sprayed on car lenses after the oxidation has been removed to delay it happening again. It never occurred to me to use a protectant like that. Thanks for posting the vid. Here is the video where the guy suggests spraying the lens w/ 303 for the UV protection. I can't speak for his lens buffing method since I haven't tried it. His lenses look more dirty than oxidized to me but other folks have made similar videos. YMMV
  11. heygibb

    Make a belt last longer

    I've never documented how long my belts last, but I've saturated them w/ spray silicone when installing, and then douse them occasionally after that. I guess it's not as good as this, because I've never had a vehicle that didn't require a new belt at some point. Is the 303 treatment similar to Armor All?
  12. heygibb

    WABCO Accumulator

    There is a height difference (as well as, volume... .25L vs .32L) and that wrench hex would account for that. My original had a recessed Allen wrench fitting to secure the ball. I'm sure it was OEM, in my case. While talking to the WABCO rep, it didn't occur to me to ask that. I don't enter my car in shows, so shimming the cross brace wasn't an issue for me. It was a simple mod to make things work. The design in your picture wasn't my first choice, for aesthetic reasons. I didn't like the look of the cap extending up like that. Here is a link to Meritor WABCO if you wanted to pursue an answer. As I understand it, this subsidiary handles the warranty claims. http://www.meritorwabco.com/Contact-Information The number I initially called was 866-668-7221. They transferred me to the 248 number of the rep. There is an email link for technical inquiries on that page, too. Here is main company link. http://www.wabco-auto.com/how-to-find-us/contact/north-america-sales-service-contacts/ One oversight on my part, now that I think about it, is that I didn't specify to them I installed it on a Reatta Teves system. My focus was to get some feedback on warranty in North America vs England, and to confirm my accumulator was new by supplying the SN. So, it is possible any warranty claim may hit a snag since it's not a Range Rover. Either way, I'm willing to take a chance on not needing the warranty. My OEM accumulator lasted 27 years, so the odds are in my favor it will last more than 2 yrs. Time will tell, though.
  13. heygibb

    WABCO Accumulator

    Sure. i have no connection to the seller other than I purchased from him. http://www.ebay.com/itm/272609473117
  14. heygibb

    WABCO Accumulator

    When I saw the Jag versions going for $280-400, the $160 sounded pretty good. When I did open searches on Google, I found some in the $130's but the shipping upped it to $150's or so, and delivery was a week or more. I'm satisfied. The 2 day delivery was a shock, coming from England. I was impressed.
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    WABCO Accumulator

    I went w/ WABCO after reading this thread. After confirming elsewhere the Range Rover part was compatible, I looked around until I found the one I bought. How does the price point compare to the Hydac?