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This is a discussion on Drain a converter within the Automatic Transmission forums, part of the Drivetrain category; anyone know if it is possible to drain a vigilante converter, I HAVE A 4L60E AND THE 3TH AND 4TH ...

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    Drain a converter

    anyone know if it is possible to drain a vigilante converter, I HAVE A 4L60E AND THE 3TH AND 4TH FAIL, I WANT TO USE MY CONVERTER BUT I DON`T KNOW I THIS POSIBLE??

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    It real hard to do this,Is it a lockup? If it is you will unbalance it if you drill it on the side.if you drill it from the back it will be useless.It will mess up the lock up plate. if there's not any medal just stand it on the side and let it drain,lay it down for 30 min. then stand on side,repeat and that the best you can do unless you send it off to open it up.there's some mods you can do to help 3-4 clutches.Let me know if i can help.i have a trans shop and can give you info to help.Later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenisenhower View Post
    It real hard to do this,Is it a lockup? If it is you will unbalance it if you drill it on the side.if you drill it from the back it will be useless.It will mess up the lock up plate. if there's not any medal just stand it on the side and let it drain,lay it down for 30 min. then stand on side,repeat and that the best you can do unless you send it off to open it up.there's some mods you can do to help 3-4 clutches.Let me know if i can help.i have a trans shop and can give you info to help.Later!
    send me a private message.
    Steven
    thanks, i have my tranny fix, but i im not sure to put my converter, but is expensive, i want to drain all the dirt and particles of the clutch`s and rescue my converter

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    You'll never get it all out unless you cut it open.

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    have you emailed precision industries and asked them about it? They may be willing to work with you on it and cut you a break.

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    have you emailed precision industries and asked them about it? They may be willing to work with you on it and cut you a break.
    i gone a Wrote them to ask.

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    Last time I checked with PI it's still $225 for a cut clean and restall. Fwiw, it was back in Feb that I checked. I ended up just buying a new converter and selling the old one.

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    I lost the 3/4 pack 2 times(no metal in fluid)I drain conv each time and reinstall with no problem
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