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Re: Overdrive Swap

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Subject: Re: Overdrive Swap
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2001 16:10:39 -0700
Did it EVER work in the current vehicle? If not, it could still be an
electrical problem. I don't think the oil would have anything to do with it
(since I use 30wt), or the temperature (mine works hot or cold).

on 6/5/01 3:05 PM, Andrew B. Lundgren at wrote:

> I haven't noticed it this year, but I haven't been able to drive much, my
> windshield is off right now, but last year, when it was hot out and when the
> car was hot, the OD would not engage.  I let off the gas flipped the switch,
> gave it gas, but still not OD.  I had the entire thing rebuilt before I
> installed it last year.  (less than 1000 mils on it I would say) and when I
> drove the parts car I took it from, it was always cold and always worked.
> I thought maybe oil, I was running straight 30wt.  I switched to 20w50, but no
> difference...
> On Tue, 5 Jun 2001, Charley & Peggy Robinson wrote:
>> Hi Andrew,
>> What makes you think the solenoid might be defective?  Maybe I can
>> help, BTDT.
>> Cheers,
>> CR
>> "Andrew B. Lundgren" wrote:
>>> So did you wire it to tell you when the overdrive is really engaged, or just
>>> when the switch is flipped.  I have some converns about my solenoid being
>>> defective and would like to monitor it closely...


Max Heim
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