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Old March 11th, 2013, 01:31 AM   #41
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Is there any reason as to why you completely ignored a first hand account of the sawdust fix working temporarily in not just a truck transmission but in a heavy duty application that involved a turbo diesel in one of the largest SUVs on the market Nuggets?
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:38 AM   #42
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If I had to answer this question, I would have to say....

This thread is located in the PUB, where nonsense answers and basic ball busting is commonplace... It was hard to detect if there was any ball busting in the first hand experience with the sawdust, but it definitely sounded like it was nonsense.... That is why I was on board with the questioning...
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Old March 11th, 2013, 05:52 AM   #43
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put pbr in it !!!
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Old March 11th, 2013, 06:48 AM   #44
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When i bought my dodge the trans started to slip and putting 35s only made it worse, i drained it and did 75-hydro oil and 25-trans fluid got me an extra 2-3 months out of it. When i pulled the trans apart the front band was just a thin layer of steel not clutch material at all.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 09:08 AM   #45
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Is there any reason as to why you completely ignored a first hand account of the sawdust fix working temporarily in not just a truck transmission but in a heavy duty application that involved a turbo diesel in one of the largest SUVs on the market Nuggets?
Yes there is. As a person who has performed research chemistry, I have been trained to be a critical thinker. As a person who has written scientific reports and has had his work publish in a scientific journal, I have to be sure everything I present is fully explainable or risk being mercilessly picked apart by my peers. With that taken into account and my 33+ years working with and repairing mechanical things, I am having a hard time figuring out the EXACT process that happens when sawdust, introduced into a fluid filled high precision mechanical device works, even if it is a short term repair. Lastly, with the advent of the internet, people have been spreading disinformation and outright lies extremely efficiently. Examples being chain letters, perpetual motion systems, miracle fuel milage contraptions (I love the notion of moleculare fuel aligner myself.), false reports of celeberty deaths, and much much more.


So in summary, even though you may have had some first hand accounts of the sawdust fix, I am skeptical of it because there may be other factors involved that allowed the transmission to become temporarily operational. Since nobody has been able to explain the exact process sawdust works to resurrect a failing precision mechanical/hydraulic device, I will remain skeptical until someone can explain, or I do the tecnique myself and observe positive results. That is why I have trouble accepting first hand accounts of anything.

Please prove me wrong, I will not get upset. I am just the kind of person that doesn't believe in magic sawdust fairies who have mad repair skills.

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Old March 11th, 2013, 10:31 AM   #46
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I personally don't believe that sawdust will work...my reason, the filter...however I would like to try it on something
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Old March 11th, 2013, 11:54 AM   #47
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Ok so before Nugget's head starts to smoke and he trails off into some story about when he worked at Dow trying to show how smart he is I will say this. I'm also a mechanic, and I have never tried putting sawdust in a transmission nor would I recommend it. Could it possible make a short term improvement? Sure. Like I said I would never recommend it because of the exact reasons he listed. I was just stirring the pot and sort of making fun of the people who thought it was a good idea. Carry on with the nonsense and don't believe I thing I say lol. Ps thanks for explaining rainbows, I always thought those were unicorn farts.
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I don't think anyone considers it a "good idea", but it could be temporarily effective for improving the lifespan of a dying transmission. Sorta like spraying primer over a rust hole and hoping it turns into new metal.
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I don't think anyone considers it a "good idea", but it could be temporarily effective for improving the lifespan of a dying transmission. Sorta like spraying primer over a rust hole and hoping it turns into new metal.
or like spraying seals all on my roof and expecting it to fix it...I'm still in court with those assholes...my lawyer said it still looks good for us though
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brake fluid will swell the clutches according to teh google machine...but its flash point is around something like 275 degrees....could be interesting
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If all you want to do is add something to the trans like a mechanic in a can type theory. Get a bottle of limited slip additive. It is a friction modifier, use that it can inly help and is like $4.

Don't use brake fluid it will destroy all rubber seals. It will work for a bit then make the seals so flimsy they will fail.
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Ok so before Nugget's head starts to smoke and he trails off into some story about when he worked at Dow trying to show how smart he is I will say this. I'm also a mechanic, and I have never tried putting sawdust in a transmission nor would I recommend it. Could it possible make a short term improvement? Sure. Like I said I would never recommend it because of the exact reasons he listed. I was just stirring the pot and sort of making fun of the people who thought it was a good idea. Carry on with the nonsense and don't believe I thing I say lol. Ps thanks for explaining rainbows, I always thought those were unicorn farts.
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If all you want to do is add something to the trans like a mechanic in a can type theory. Get a bottle of limited slip additive. It is a friction modifier, use that it can inly help and is like $4.

Don't use brake fluid it will destroy all rubber seals. It will work for a bit then make the seals so flimsy they will fail.
I thought of that, but isn't the limited slip "friction modifier" actually going to make it worse? I seem to remember reading or hearing that its purpose is to actually reduce grip in clutch-driven limited slips in order to reduce clutch chatter. Is this wrong and it's purpose is to actually add grip?
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Hydraulic oil nuff said. Lasted on my cummins with 35s and a programmer and my heavy right foot.
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The chatter is from the plates actually slipping against each other causing the chatter. I have never replaced a converter or have to build a trans because the friction modifier made it slip and burn up.
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I thought of that, but isn't the limited slip "friction modifier" actually going to make it worse? I seem to remember reading or hearing that its purpose is to actually reduce grip in clutch-driven limited slips in order to reduce clutch chatter. Is this wrong and it's purpose is to actually add grip?
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