At Transmission Digest we end the year with the forward-gazing Top 10 Product and Tool contests that have been a highlight for more than 20 years. It’s in your hands to select by ballot the winners of the Top 10 designation as the selections are made completely from voting by transmission repair subscribers as to the
EcoCortec recently announced the release of its EcoShrink Compostable Film, a commercially compostable alternative to common plastic shrink wraps for use in industrial packaging applications. Designed with the “Circular Economy” in Mind, EcoShrink takes both the beginning and the end of the shrink wrap product life cycle into account. EcoShrink is sourced from certified commercially
Delivering the ultimate protection against Chrysler 47/48RE shaft failure, this new Sonnax extreme duty output shaft (p/n 22173D-01) features a unique combination of innovation and quality. To guard against breakage, the 1.480″-dia. shaft is manufactured from high-strength alloy and features a significantly larger, 29-spline configuration that is based on the OE manual transmission spline. This
Shop Boss, a shop management solution for independent auto repair shops, recently introduced BOSS Board – a new business intelligence dashboard designed to give data-driven shop owners access to real-time metrics and reporting. BOSS Board’s clean, simple design provides a visually appealing way for shop managers to harness the powerful analytics and reporting tools that can assess shop performance to boost
The new Adapt-A-Case multi-functional tool (p/n T-135PRBRAC) tests the pressure of the 6L80/90 1-2-3-4/3-5 reverse drum to ensure there are no cracks or leaks. Simply place the tool in the drum and use an air gun in each hole to check for leaks. It also installs the bearing to the proper depth by placing the
Toyota/Lexus U660E/F and U760E/F transmissions may exhibit 3-4 shift flares, slipping in 4-5-6, and burnt C2 clutches due to wear in the C2 apply control bore. Sonnax oversized C2 apply control valve kit (p/n 47740-63K) restores the necessary hydraulic clearances required for proper valve function while protecting against premature wear.
Consolidated Vehicle Converters (CVC) has announced the availability of the 9T65 converter, for use with the 2018-’19 3.6L Buick Enclave (part # BU75). For more information, visit www.cvcconverters.com.
The 6L80/6L90 3-5/Reverse Drum Check Tool (p/n T45555-LEAK) from Whatever It Takes (WIT) allows you to air check the weld on the drum for cracks. It is made of billet aluminum and includes a set of sealing rings. For more, visit www.wittrans.com.
The following are the winners of our annual Top 10 Powertrain Products and Tools for 2021. These products and tools were submitted by the suppliers. Here are your (10) favorites in each category. Top 10 Product Winners: Sonnax Drop-in Zip Valve Repairs Sonnax GM 6L80 Heavy Duty 4-5-6 Clutch Hub & Intermediate shaft Raybestos Powertrain
Whatever It Takes (WIT) has announced that Xtreme Performance Kits are available from Mild to Wild, to the Extreme! The company’s multi-tier platform will provide your shop with the performance-minded components to exceed the needs that your customer’s monster demands. Visit www.wittrans.com for more information.
Tri Component’s TW-9-15 is an upgraded turbine hub washer used in many Chrysler torque converters over many years and is frequently applied elsewhere. The TW-9-15 features high glass-fiber content replacing the existing common paper fibers, and high-temperature resins offering a 100°F temperature upgrade and reduced friction. It has found favor and proven high in the high-performance converter field. Cost-effectiveness
These two new aluminum flange yokes from Sonnax fit most ’05-’16 Ford F-250/350/450/550 Super Duty models. While the OEM uses cast steel yokes, the Sonnax billet aluminum yokes are just as strong — while providing rotational weight savings. Coupling these yokes together with an aluminum driveshaft is the best way to dramatically lower rotating mass,