Originally Posted by Fr_Chuck
It is not polite to give a negitive rating, to first a great expert who is being honest with you. If you come back and tell us you have a full shop, with equipment to lift your car and drop your transmission. If you have years of mechanical experience and work on all of your other car issues, that may be different.
I agree.....ONE single piece of crud half the size of a small grain of sand will kill it. ANY lint from paper towels or cloth towels will kill it....if you can't properly recognize and measure wear and clearances it will either not work...or you make it self destruct.
Its most certainly NOT for someone unless you have the capacity and know-how to properly rebuild an engine, including knowing acceptable clearance and tolerances. You don't just slap parts together and expect it to function correctly.
If you had that know-how, you would have know what books you need, what tools you need, and where to get them.
You are aware the transmission cooler and lines are going to have to be completely flushed and cleaned or the crud from this failure would kill even a professionally rebuilt unit shortly after being put into service? This is nothing like changing a flat tire or a set of spark plugs. Its arguably one of the most difficult things to repair outside of a chassis after a major accident.
That's reality...transmissions are precision items.