This is a perfect choice, if you have a non-Chevy motor. You're probably more confused now than you were when you started this thread, and my head hurts. Typically, it was used in G body wagons. The stock intermediate band is replaced with a black carbon fiber band. A re-manufactured transmission also comes with a ; three years compared to an average 90 days for a rebuilt transmission.
Second, the kit will give you more manual control of your transmission. My 62 455 Tempest and my race partner's 49 Chevy 455 Olds both were true street cars that ran high 11's, low 1. But it's not that weak. To keep the temperature under control, install an aftermarket transmission cooler on your vehicle. This level 3 200-4R transmission comes with our hardened input drum and shaft. Brakes for both the three speed and the four speed trans. Install a deep aluminum transmission pan: usually add two — three extra quarts of fluid capacity to the overall system.
I don't know what a 200R4 is, but I suspect it's exactly the same trans with a different designation. Bigger is better when it comes to transmission coolers. This web site is not affiliated with General Motors or Oldsmobile. You either spend the money and build it stronger or don't put much power to it. Because aluminum is known to be a much better transmitter of heat than steel, an aluminum pan will actual provide a cooling benefit over the stock stamp steel pan. A re-manufactured transmission will include major internal modifications and upgrades designed to make it both stronger and more durable. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
After the 1995 introduction of the electronically controlled 4-speed, the 3T40 was gradually phased out. Irregardless of that, it was rarely installed in a G body. The 200r4 can be a great transmission. Powerglide The 2-speed Powerglide was never installed by the factory into a G body. This will help the transmission run cooler. Install a shift kit: By modifying the valve body with a shift kit, you improve the transmission in a few different ways. Everything else is all the same, just shoved back a ways.
It also comes with a universal-fit throttle-valve cable and dip stick. Why pay this much or more without getting all of the good parts? With a jump in temperature of just 20 degrees, you can expect the life expectancy of the transmission to be cut in half. Introduced in 1980, the line evolved into today's line. It does have the modern , aluminum vane pump. This feature makes it very easy for a do-it-yourself mechanic to adjust the transmission shift points with minimum effect on the shift feel. Later transmission nomenclature was changed to the modern version, where the 200 would be something like 3L40 where the first number is the number of speeds, letter is longitudinal or transverse, and the number is a relative torque rating.
This occurs because the clutch does not disengage, and as the affected vehicle's speed nears zero miles per hour, the engine is forced to decelerate to zero rpm. Most transmissions either use one or the other to control shift points and shift smoothness. The 440-T4 was originally slated to be used with downsized C-Body cars for 1984. I have heard nothing good about it. In the rare event that you need to contact the company that re-manufactures transmissions, they are just a quick. Originally designed to run at a maximum temperature of 200 degrees, ever a slight increase in temperature can cause server damage. All of our Level 3 high performance 200-4R transmissions come with a performance Transgo Shift Kit installed and a heat treated sun gear shell.
This high performance Grand National type 200-4R comes with a larger than stock intermediate billet servo which gives firmer 1-2 and 2-3 shifts. . For quick identification of the less desireable 250C, check the passenger side of the case, a 250C will have a band adjustement looks like a stud with a locknut. It appears than in some years the transmission model was described one way, and in others, another way. Stay away from the Turbo 200, its supposed to be very weak. Plus it has all Alto Red Eagle clutches and Kolene steels. You can expect a 30 to 40% increase in gas mileage over a 3-speed on the road.
I would argue the '200' designation is a torque capacity, as that implies a 700-R4 has a significantly higher torque capacity which it most certainly doesn't. Reference Manual Chapter 2: Transmissions: Transmission Identification The easiest way to quickly identify most transmissions is by looking at the pan shape, and counting the pan bolts if need be. Here are a few parts that will help accomplish that task. It is a lighter version of the more popular. Scott McClay Engineering and a few others!! The weak link is the stub shaft to the forward clutch.