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MidlifeCrisisUndrWay
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Measured the angles of the rear driveshaft and pinion.

Pinion: 13*
Driveshaft: 15*
 

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Had the pan out and pPulled mystery metal out of my oil pickup. It's aluminum and not a rod or main bearing. Doesn't look like a cam bearing, but need a borescope to make sure. No spun bearings but some stuff went through the engine. Any guesses?
 

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Might have dodged a bullet, for the time being.

Last Tuesday afternoon, we were driving the Bronco to the in-laws to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Wife was driving........ fast...... 1981 Bronco not made to go fast. Eventually, noticed some strange shifting issues with the C6. Now, I know it's an old vehicle, not sure if anything has ever been done to the C6. But I think the tranny was getting hot. Anyway, we turned around and made it back home, to go back on Wednesday with the 1995 F250 PowerStroke.
Looked at it today. Not sure if maybe there was an issue with the kick-down linkage making it not want to shift easily into 3rd gear?
I ended up draining the tranny, spliced in the transmission cooler that I had removed from the 1995 F250 (had installed a much larger one on the F250), and added an in-line magnetic filter in the return line. So far, so good.

(Then, went inside and had a gentle discussion with my favorite wife about driving her beloved Bronco too fast.... :oops:)

We'll see how it goes from here, but we are setting aside money for a new/rebuilt transmission.
 

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Had the pan out and pPulled mystery metal out of my oil pickup. It's aluminum and not a rod or main bearing. Doesn't look like a cam bearing, but need a borescope to make sure. No spun bearings but some stuff went through the engine. Any guesses?
Maybe a piece of the windage tray?


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MidlifeCrisisUndrWay
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Might have dodged a bullet, for the time being.

Last Tuesday afternoon, we were driving the Bronco to the in-laws to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Wife was driving........ fast...... 1981 Bronco not made to go fast. Eventually, noticed some strange shifting issues with the C6. Now, I know it's an old vehicle, not sure if anything has ever been done to the C6. But I think the tranny was getting hot. Anyway, we turned around and made it back home, to go back on Wednesday with the 1995 F250 PowerStroke.
Looked at it today. Not sure if maybe there was an issue with the kick-down linkage making it not want to shift easily into 3rd gear?
I ended up draining the tranny, spliced in the transmission cooler that I had removed from the 1995 F250 (had installed a much larger one on the F250), and added an in-line magnetic filter in the return line. So far, so good.

(Then, went inside and had a gentle discussion with my favorite wife about driving her beloved Bronco too fast.... :oops:)

We'll see how it goes form here, but we are setting aside money for a new/rebuilt transmission.
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redneck outside tailgate weatherstripping it’s rainy season
Thank you! I am glad you posted that picture....... I have a 1969 Falcon Futura wagon...... the rubber wiper on that outside seal is non-existant and it has been impossible to find a replacement part. I am going to order one from the Bronco catalog and see if it can work on the Falcon wagon........ if not, I can always install it on our Bronco.

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The Tennessee Warden
96 XL, 5.8L, E4OD, BW1356, 4.56 gears
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Might have dodged a bullet, for the time being.

Last Tuesday afternoon, we were driving the Bronco to the in-laws to spend the Thanksgiving holiday. Wife was driving........ fast...... 1981 Bronco not made to go fast. Eventually, noticed some strange shifting issues with the C6. Now, I know it's an old vehicle, not sure if anything has ever been done to the C6. But I think the tranny was getting hot. Anyway, we turned around and made it back home, to go back on Wednesday with the 1995 F250 PowerStroke.
Looked at it today. Not sure if maybe there was an issue with the kick-down linkage making it not want to shift easily into 3rd gear?
I ended up draining the tranny, spliced in the transmission cooler that I had removed from the 1995 F250 (had installed a much larger one on the F250), and added an in-line magnetic filter in the return line. So far, so good.

(Then, went inside and had a gentle discussion with my favorite wife about driving her beloved Bronco too fast.... :oops:)

We'll see how it goes from here, but we are setting aside money for a new/rebuilt transmission.
Hey bud,
If your rig didn't have an external cooler, putting one on like you did should help keep it cool. Also, the kickdown linkage being out of adjustment would only affect the downshift when you are already rolling in third gear and accelerate to pass or merge, etc. The filter will help, but you may want to drop the pan (save your new fluid!) and put in a new pan filter (and gasket). Good luck!
 

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Hey bud,
If your rig didn't have an external cooler, putting one on like you did should help keep it cool. Also, the kickdown linkage being out of adjustment would only affect the downshift when you are already rolling in third gear and accelerate to pass or merge, etc. The filter will help, but you may want to drop the pan (save your new fluid!) and put in a new pan filter (and gasket). Good luck!
Previously, the only cooler was that section of the radiator. Here is the one I added... pic from before I removed it from the F250. Installed in the Bronco in the same area:
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Probably 2 months ago, I changed the fluid and installed a new filter/gasket. When I drained the fluid this time, it still looked nice and red, so I didn't think it needed a new filter now..... I really think this is just a stop-gap measure..... won't be surprised if the tranny gets swapped sometime soon. I plan on talking to a shop today about it, see what I need to plan on. I am not a transmission guy (almost said I am not a tranny guy........ well, that either, but that's just gross), and wouldn't have the facilities to get it done, other than in the open in the back yard. I think I would gladly pay someone to do this job.
 

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The Tennessee Warden
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Previously, the only cooler was that section of the radiator. Here is the one I added... pic from before I removed it from the F250. Installed in the Bronco in the same area:
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Probably 2 months ago, I changed the fluid and installed a new filter/gasket. When I drained the fluid this time, it still looked nice and red, so I didn't think it needed a new filter now..... I really think this is just a stop-gap measure..... won't be surprised if the tranny gets swapped sometime soon. I plan on talking to a shop today about it, see what I need to plan on. I am not a transmission guy, and wouldn't have the facilities to get it done, other than in the open in the back yard. I think I would gladly pay someone to do this job.
Gotcha - didn’t realize you already changed the pan gasket/filter. The C6 is a tough transmission so hopefully it will still serve you well.
 

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I figured it out. Cam bearing number 4 decided to commit suicide and tried to take the whole engine with it. all other cam bearings were fine and i caught the destruction in time to save the engine. So new rings, gaskets, a crank, and bearings are on order.
 

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I've got 6 of those (quad front) for a 4" lift in the For Sale section, brand new.
Another guy has a set of 4 used ones in decent shape for cheap, cheap too.

When I sell mine... I'll end up re-investing that money for a fresh set on the '95 w/a 6" lift.
I've heard so much good about them around here, over the years... I'm really looking forward to trying 'em.

The last time I did a shock swap out was on my old '89 Stoned Bronco. Bought a set of used but still excellent gas shocks from @locopny for the job and was thrilled with 'em and the deal he gave me but I was only running a 3" body lift back then.

I was going to try to paint Dad's 400M's oil pan and valve covers today but after we set everything up to do the job (tarp hanging paint space in a 10x16, mostly full ziggler shed with a Mr. Heater propane space heater), it's started snow drizzling. Humidity was up to 82% so we put it off until Friday. I love having a pole-barn shop to work in after decades of working in dirt and gravel in the open... but I'm still super jealous of you folks with a proper, insulated and climate controllable shop space. I can get 85% of work I need to done but painting, sealing and chemical storage are still a nightmare in the great PNW winter time.
 

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The Tennessee Warden
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I've got 6 of those (quad front) for a 4" lift in the For Sale section, brand new.
Another guy has a set of 4 used ones in decent shape for cheap, cheap too.
Yeah I saw that you had a set for sale - I got a pretty sweet deal on these since I don’t need dual quad. I got the fronts from a guy (who bought the wrong PN and didn’t want to pay return shipping and restocking fee - so they’re essentially new) for $100 and got the rears on eBay for $135 shipped brand new.

I’m looking forward to getting them on. :)
 

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Report back... I expect good things. Are you 4"?
I’m at 6” (technically 5.5” front and 4” rear I believe) with those Deavers. I’ll definitely post up when I get them on and put a few miles on them.
 

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I’m interested to hear as well. I’m considering getting the 5.5 Deavers as well and I have the same shocks. I don’t think there will be an issue with compression but I do think that front shocks will limit your/our droop.


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