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Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #30
So I ended up filing a complaint with the BBB because  they would not contact me back. Just received their response today they said they would repair the unit but I would have to pay shipping back. What I want is to return it for a full refund because  obviously I can't trust them to send me a functioning transmission. Besides that my old trans is ready to be installed and I'm towing the car to my work tomorrow to throw it in and get it running again. I miss driving it quite a bit at this point.

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #31
Good for you Dog, I wouldnt trust anything they send out at this point, either, they've done zilch to earn it.  What they have earned is to have you report their acting in bad faith to the state agency in charge of commerce and business licensing.

Once they discover that a state regulator might be investigating and/or bringing criminal charges against the company owner/ principles they may have a change of heart about you getting a full refund. The state investigation will probly motivate them more than potential civil litigation would.

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #32
I have all 4 gears again! Car pulls great and shifts perfect now, still waiting for a response from monster transmission. Now I get the car ready and tuned in for a race on June 8th I'll report back hopefully with semi-clearish videos and improved time-slips

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #33
Hopefully you can get something back from Monster. If you google "monster transmission junk", you get thousands of forum posts about them failing and Monster blaming the consumer.
It's Gumby's fault.

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #34
Tap tap??  Gotten awfully quiet in here, i know its hot out, but are you still beatin on your junk or what Dog?  Hope your not turnin to the dark side and doin an Ls swap on that poor bird.    :yuck:

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #35
Well... its been a few long months of switching jobs, moving into a new house and about a thousand other things. I have done a few things to the ol tbird I'll begin my update with this....

Monster transmission took my transmission back, paid for shipping and gave me a full refund about a month ago which is a miracle but that whole situation is behind me now.

Since then I found an exhaust leak at my manifold which isn't great for boost and smoked my intake and also found a huge leak at the throttle body from the throttle shaft and tps sensor. Fixed the manifold leak and replaced the throttle body with a new one it spools much faster now BUT....

Last week it started cutting out, surging, and every so often when I started it, it would idle up to 2500 rpm randomly and hold it. Data showed it randomly asking for desiredrpm to be 4080 rpm. When these problems happened it would go very rich 9.0-10.0 so on a guess I took the ecm apart and found these 3:

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So I ordered up the right ones and installed them in the board.

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The old ones left quite a mess on the board but wasn't too hard to clean up with some rubbing alcohol and Qtips. so far all my symptoms have disappeared and it runs great.


The rebuilt trans is doing great went to the track about a month ago but didn't get to take a pass, for my little sister's going away to college present I let her race it why I stood on the sidelines and had mini-panic attacks. She is used to racing her stock 2000-something ranger 4cyl Manual. So I turned the duty cycle to 5% on the boost controller put the timing back to stock and had her just put it in drive and hit the gas as hard as she was comfortable with......and obviously no nitrous. Her first pass was a 15.2 @ 75 mph she said it was good and wanted to go faster so I advanced the timing and put the boost controller up to 45% she ran a 14.0 @ 99 mph boost gauge said it hit 4 lbs. I'm assuming right near the 1000 ft.( This was when I still had an exhaust leak.)


So now its been too hot to go to the track I'm hoping by mid-September early October it will be cooled down enough to go see what it will run.




To Vintage: I would never do such a horrible thing to a poor old tbird I'm appalled you would even say that!


The only time I work on LS motors or chevys for that matter (they happen to come in all the time for some reason haha)

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I'll try and keep up on here just been a busy summer.



 




 









Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #36
I'm glad to hear that Monster did the right thing. I spent a few hours one night reading thread after thread about people getting completely screwed by them.
It's Gumby's fault.

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #37
Yeah I was very surprised. Like I said before when I first filed with BBB they offered to rebuild it but I didn't want to get the same broken trans back so I denied it, then 2 weeks after their deadline to respond to my reply they randomly accepted returning for a full refund if I pay shipping which I reluctantly agreed to. Once they called me to set it up the lady was actually very helpful and said she would cover the cost of shipping for me.

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #38
Its always something.... Fixed my last exhaust leak on the passenger side was testing the car, spooled faster than ever, but I didn't notice the oil pressure line to the top of the turbo had found its way to the left manifold. Ended up burning a hole in it while out in the middle of nowhere. Talk about a huge mess. Got a replacement line overnighted and a new pressure washer, went to put the line on but the threads on the AN fitting on the turbo were stripped so then I ordered that. Well funny story I get the envelope today and there's nothing in it. It was completely sealed but they didn't put the part in it so after a  fun phone call now I have another  fitting on the way. And hopefully everything will be back to normal again.

 

Re: My ol beater tbird

Reply #39
Ugh.  Although on the bright side nothing caught on fire with the oil leaking.

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