This is a durable and very well-known transmission, as it was in production for many years and applied to a wide variety of vehicles, not only General Motors. So, although it carries the Turbo Hydra-matic name, the Hydra-matic Division of General Motors had little, if anything, to do with its design. Chevrolet small-block engines, produced by General Motors, include the 267-, 327- and 350-cubic-inch V8s. Any advice on the swap will be great!! One area of the M200 that really needs improvement when used in performance or racing applications is the bellhousing. Transmission builders including Turbo Action Jacksonville, Fla. I'm sure some guys on here have.
It just becomes a matter of the power level it can handle. Install a shift kit: By modifying the valve body with a shift kit, you improve the transmission in a few different ways. The 200-4R is free of such nonsense and is ready for big-block overdrive blasting with only minor beefing. For example, 80 is stronger than 60, which is stronger than 40, etc. Some have had an aftermarket transmission cooler installed. One of the attributes that is credited with providing this strength is the cast iron center support.
There may be some truth to that. Proper setup is critical for Trans life. Racers have reported as much as a. I'm running Type F in mine, because it is less prone to slippage. While he has the trans out he will go over it to make sure everything is good. Turbo 400 Performance Specs The Turbo 400 is rated conservatively at peak torque of 450 lb-ft.
Most transmissions had a somewhat linear failure curve, with the number of failures increasing with miles. Some areas are cast iron, such as the center support for the transmission. Big-Block engines require 85 ft. No sealer should be required if everything is as straight as it should be. The Turbo 400 transmission was a 3 speed automatic transmission developed by General Motors. It's 11 or so quarts if everything is dry trans and convertor. For improved protection, passive and active add-on armour can be added on.
Typical roles envisioned are heavy weapons carrier, armoured air defence vehicle mounting twin 35 mm guns and missile or as a 155 mm self-propelled howitzer. Five-pinion planetaries, along with a strength-improved output shaft, were improved to withstand the 300+ lb·ft 400+ N·m of torque of the 6. These vehicles have a hull of all-welded steel armour construction that provides guaranteed protection from small arms, shrapnel and medium machine gun fire. Model year 1999 and later models require 35 ft. Just something to keep in mind while you're sorting out the issues. These can be identified outside the vehicle with the torque converter removed by a narrow front pump spline.
This 2 piece case style was first seen in 1996 and up model , S-10 Truck, , and with the 4. The 1993 Camaro, Corvette and Typhoon were equipped with the last production 700R4. In 1992 electronic controls were added, and it became the. Just be aware that you may need to change the gearing on the speedometer cable in order to get the speedometer to read properly. Typical roles envisioned are armoured reconnaissance, light weapons carrier, medium weapons carrier and with a crew of 2 and 9 troops. I need to get the fluid warm around 100-150 degrees , turn off the car, start unbolting the back of the pan, drain out as much as i could, then take the rest of the pan off andd dump that out, after that, clean the inside of the pan, clean the lip of the pan, remove the filter, clean around the filter and the transmission lip to the pan, place gasket, bolt everything up, pour 3 quarts through the dip stick, start the car and let it run at operating temperature and keep adding fluid and letting it get hot and until it reaches the hot full mark on the dip stick? I may have it shifting a bit too quick now, but I'll have to drive it more to see, at least I know how to correct it now. The 200-4R was configured with several different torque converters depending on the vehicle application.
I'm sure there is a torque spec, but I just go by feel you can usually tell when it is tight enough. That being said, a common fill volume is between 11-12 quarts for a stock transmission. This allowed for further economy improvements. All vehicles have power steering and incorporate a new type of suspension consisting of a double trailing arm independent wheel suspension, the kinetic properties of which give considerably improved mobility in rough terrain. First off, the 200-4R is an analog transmission. This is my first tran fluid change so bear with me lol.
It shifted down to second perfectly, then at about 12-15 mph, I accelerated hard and it dropped to first, then ran through the gears nicely. Here is a and adjusting it. Hard fiber type gaskets don't seal well if your stock pan has raised ribs on the rail. The version, which followed shortly thereafter, was known as the Super-Turbine 400. Sometimes it is referred to as the detent cable. One had a bolt on bell housing the other did not. This weak point can be addressed by using an extra thrust washer between the planetary gear and direct clutch to remove the end play and using a wider aftermarket bushing in the direct clutch drum.
The stock bellhousing can flex, causing many problems long before it actually breaks. The 200-4R pan gets smaller toward the end, whereas the 700R4 is almost a perfect square. Internally the clutch packs originally had fewer friction plates. It involves pressing a half-moon looking button that changes the geometry between the transmission and throttle blade. I would love to install a pan drain plug but i have further plans for the drivetrain.
The overdrive gear on the 200-4R is also more aggressive. So, you should have no issue using it with an old mechanical speedometer. It upshifts and downshifts at close to right timing, I couldn't tell what speeds because of my speedometer being so far off, but I added a gps system which shows my speed. This will help the transmission run cooler. Quite a different attitude back then, compared to today's 100K powertrain warranties. Alto Products Corporation Atmore, Ala.