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Old 03-29-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Question 24 hour track endurance test.....PLEASE READ.....HELP ME FBOD...

Just kinda wondering, being how I ordered
the auto.....I see where the 24 hr testing
was done with the 6M how would the auto
handle the same abuse ?


Fbod: Do you know if there was any extensive
testing done on the auto...just curious..





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Old 03-29-2012, 10:29 PM   #2
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Thats a good question, as I too will be getting a auto (wife can't drive stick)
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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Thats a good question, as I too will be getting a auto (wife can't drive stick)
I will be getting Manual because wife can't drive stick
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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DING DING DING! Same "problem" here. My poor wife cant drive my car. So sad...

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uhhhhhhhhhhhh...............what?
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Just kinda wondering, being how I ordered
the auto.....I see where the 24 hr testing
was done with the 6M how would the auto
handle the same abuse ?


Fbod: Do you know if there was any extensive
testing done on the auto...just curious..




All of our powertrains are extensively tested - some of these tests are quite amazing - (like the 24 hour test where we blow snow and water into the face of the vehicle to ensure that there is no water intrusion into the internals of the engine.

What I DO know: I was witness to a 12 hour test with Automatic......

I think I can safely say that I've never led this community in the wrong direction: you are perfectly safe in purchasing an automatic trans.....
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:03 PM   #7
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All of our powertrains are extensively tested - some of these tests are quite amazing - (like the 24 hour test where we blow snow and water into the face of the vehicle to ensure that there is no water intrusion into the internals of the engine.

What I DO know: I was witness to a 12 hour test with Automatic......

I think I can safely say that I've never led this community in the wrong direction: you are perfectly safe in purchasing an automatic trans.....

Never had any major problems with my GMs
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Old 03-29-2012, 11:33 PM   #8
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I will be getting Manual because wife can't drive stick
smart! that was the main reason i bought my ss in manual.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:25 AM   #9
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All of our powertrains are extensively tested - some of these tests are quite amazing - (like the 24 hour test where we blow snow and water into the face of the vehicle to ensure that there is no water intrusion into the internals of the engine.

What I DO know: I was witness to a 12 hour test with Automatic......

I think I can safely say that I've never led this community in the wrong direction: you are perfectly safe in purchasing an automatic trans.....
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:38 AM   #10
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uhhhhhhhhhhhh...............what?

My thoughts exactly!!!!!
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:15 AM   #11
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For you auto' guys (and maybe me too) - I ALWAYS install tranny coolers on anything truck or mine or performance-oriented. I had TWO 24K-pound B&M coolers on my '02, and that was before I added the loser converter.

While we know ZL1 has a tranny cooler, and we know that GM takes the durability considerably seriously, I would definately look into adding an additional cooler into the circuit. While I don't know that I believe GM will leave it running too hot, I do know that the tranny fluid also cools the diff' fluid. What I remember was, that at least for 4L60s (and I'm sure that extends to 6L80s and 6L90s) that running around with fluid temps at and above 200* was not a good idea because it was at the threshold of the limits of the tranny fluid. While it's my understanding the current tranny fluid blends are at least partially synthetic, and therefore more tollerant to higher temperatures - I still feel for less than $100, another effective cooler is just added protection. Now - I recognize you still have to have heat in the fluid, however, heat is the primary killer of autos', and if you're worried about 24-hour endurance testing, I bet at least one additional cooler is something that wouldn't hurt.

It's almost never bad to be safe. I still believe that GM's got the cooling correct on ZL1, but with something like this, I like to add a little more safety factor

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I had a thyroid problem once and HEATED seats too. So, the cooler, although it was styrofoam, did the trick!
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All of our powertrains are extensively tested - some of these tests are quite amazing - (like the 24 hour test where we blow snow and water into the face of the vehicle to ensure that there is no water intrusion into the internals of the engine.

What I DO know: I was witness to a 12 hour test with Automatic......

I think I can safely say that I've never led this community in the wrong direction: you are perfectly safe in purchasing an automatic trans.....
Was that 12-hour test done on Woodward????

Perhaps done while cruising with the Det5thgen group?
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Old 03-30-2012, 07:08 PM   #14
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Was that 12-hour test done on Woodward????

Perhaps done while cruising with the Det5thgen group?
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When the team states that they will honor the factory warranty for the ZL1 on the track - I've never once heard them differentiate between transmissions.

Take that for what you will.
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When the team states that they will honor the factory warranty for the ZL1 on the track - I've never once heard them differentiate between transmissions.

Take that for what you will.
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