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BW12, 46 years has taken it's toll.

 
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:40 AM
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Default BW12, 46 years has taken it's toll.

The BW12 decided it needs work. It has been playing little games for the past year or so.
Squeeling and shuddering going into second when cold, and taking a long time to go to third, all good when warm. Where I live now is ok because I can drive around a flat block before hitting any hill, but when we move in a couple of weeks I will be stuck at the botom of a hill. I doesn't mind the flat with little load but won't go up a hill cold. I'm moving to the bottom of a hill and the only way out is uphill.

Having my garage full of packed boxes and little spare time I bit the bullet and checked "Miss Fireball" in for a transmission massage. I have been using this guy since 1988 so a trusted auto trans shop. He is saying possibly only bands and diaphrams .......but could be a rebuild or torque converter.

Time will tell.
 
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OOPS.

2nd gear band is weak on them, #1 Son that on Sir Arthur a long time ago.

Time WILL tell for sure.
 
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We call that "Morning Sickness."
I have Zero experience with BW trans, but every other Auto trans I've dealt with (Chevy, Chrysler), this means the "rubber" seals have got hard and inflexible, requiring a few miles to warm up before they disallow oil to get past and hold sufficient pressure for proper operation.
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Hope it's the simple fix..
 
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Thay have had the car 3 days and no phone calls so far. TO ME THAT IS A GOOD SIGN.
If there was a major drama I'm sure Graham would call me to see what to do. Last tranny service on the Jeep he called me before replacing a $200 solinoid because he knew I had some spares from the old Jeep. (Which did actually do the job)
 

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Phoned the trans shop today, nothing major. Daiphram,orings, electrical conectors and rear band.
Mostly age related issues.
Waiting for parts to come from NZ of all places. Probably off the road for another week.
 
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Still in the shop, torque converter holding things up. I had planned to have "Miss Fireball" safely tucked away in the garage at the new house by now.
At least she is under cover (on a hoist)
 
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Nearly a month and still no Jag, It's killing me.
 
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Wow Clarke is it a parts issue?
 
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Jim!
I'm glad to see you're still with us, having "upgraded" your Jaguar from your Xj6.
Your new one looks like a Snarly Nice Car!
Congrats!
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Thanks Elinor she's a pocket rocket but I certainly am still totally in luv with the XJ6....just spending hours on prep
for the paint shop, then I'll add it to my signature.
 
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Wow Clarke is it a parts issue?
It was a parts issue, had to get parts out of deep South Island NZ. Then when they reinstalled it there was a torque converter issue so had to wait on that. Then last week their "old school" trans guy was off sick for most of the week. None of the younger techs there wanted to touch it.
They said they could get one of them to have a go but I said I would rather wait for the guy I have been using for the last 30 years. Would rather get it back done right by a bloke who knows his way around these things than be 2 hours away if there is a problem.
The guy who used to run the shop recently retired and his son has taken over, him and most of the techs there are newer car guys. (remove & replace type mechanics, not repairers like Dr Phill)

Fingers crossed for tomorrow, I will be down in Brisbane at the old house 10 minutes away from th shop.
 
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Ahhhhh....I should've known you'd have it under control.
And congratulations on the move!!
 

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Ahhhhh....I should've known you'd have it under control.
And congratulations on the move!!
Thanks Jim, we have been there 5 days with just a fridge,bbq,2 deck chairs & bed. All the essentials. Loving it already.
Furniture going tomorrow.

Miss fireball returned home today, with a fully rebuilt BW12. The wallet is missing a tad over 3 grand but she feels sweet to drive.
New garage and flat drive way for her tomorrow.
 
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Well done Clarke.

BBQ, fridge, BEER, deck chairs and a bed, sounds like honeymoon scenario to me.

Have fun Big Fella.
 
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Thanks Jim, we have been there 5 days with just a fridge,bbq,2 deck chairs & bed. All the essentials. Loving it already.
What else does a body need???
...The wallet is missing a tad over 3 grand but she feels sweet to drive.....
Clarke! Money is only Paper that's been blessed by the Treasury Wizards!
It only has the value people are willing to assign it.
While yours still has value, it's good you have something Real to show for it.
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46 years of use is the culprit? nothing to do with Lakeside then?
 
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46 years of use is the culprit? nothing to do with Lakeside then?
Possibly a tad of track day use by Dr Phill and I took it's toll too.





 
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Yes, but its all cunulative I guess

I took my 635 to Winton for a track day. Oddly, the next week it needed wheel bearings :-)
 
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Clarke!!!

Enjoy the new diggings. Reminds me of our move here in 75. Slept on air mattresses. Furniture delayed!!!
Cooler and Hibachi got us by.

No more Everest for fireball!!!

I feel the pain. mine is laid up for lack of a coil wire. An odd ball. Only used on the LT1 !!! Son using sources to come up with a good one. The "old" one looks good??? but is corroded and no longer fits snugly. Looks much like the ends that go on spark plugs, but on steroids!!!

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