Sent: 10/08/2005 6:59 AM
Subject: Re: bj8 overdrive cont.
> Since an O/D will not fix itself, then let's assume that there is
> else happening.
> I make this diagnosis based on your last assertion that the O/D worked
> (when hot).
> Then I would consider that at the time of the problem that your
> battery/charging system was either at a low voltage level or was being
> heavily burdened and was unable to meet the amperage demands of the
> Overdrive solenoid. Look also at the switch in the solenoid which controls
> the initial high amp pull on and the subsequent low amperage hold on
> It is also possible that there was a period of time when some foreign
> debris was allowing pressure to bleed by. If you haven't done so recently,
> drain the transmission and O/D and clean the strainer and replace the
> with 30 WT Non detergent oil.
> The other thing to examine is the clutch master cylinder. Make sure that
> there is ample freeplay at the pedal and that the pressure is fully
> released. This may create similar symptoms and if slipping seem as though
> the O/D is freewheeling. Look also for excessive oil leaking from the drip
> hole in the bellhousing.
> Frogeye@SWCP.com Taos Garage Annex in Albuquerque
> '62 BT7 MK II, '54 BN1, '62 Fiat 1600S
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Davies" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <SJNNOCK@aol.com>; <email@example.com>
> Sent: 10/07/2005 8:34 PM
> Subject: RE: bj8 overdrive cont.
> > Problem. Overdrive was slipping out of gear on the freeway.
> > OK, I checked the oil level in the BJ8 OD. Fine.
> > The dipstick was missing one of the two rubber washers.
> > I ordered the washers.
> > I found Norman Nock's article and ran some searches on our archives.
> > I let the car sit since Sunday (it's Friday).
> > I followed Norman's instructions..
> > Oil, OK
> > Electricity IS reaching solenoid by turning overdrive switch ON,
> > (engine off) accelerator pedal to the floor, and I hear the "click" when
> > moving the shift lever left to right.
> > I received the washers for the dipstick from Moss but with those on, I
> > couldn't even force the dipstick back into position so I replace the old
> > one. They seem to be way too thick.
> > I took the car out for a drive and the overdrive worked fine again.
> > Suggestions? I'd hate to have this happen to me far from home!
> > TIA
> > Ron
> > 67 BJ8
> > #37444 with 67,000 miles.