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PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« on: August 05, 2018, 09:56:10 AM »
I have a TCI powerglide, I see a 1/8NPT port right in front servo cover angled downward.  Is this where I hook up my gauge to check pump pressure?  How much fluid will I lose when I remove the plug? 

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2018, 02:30:03 PM »
That is the high clutch port, you will a small amount of fluid, not enough to worry about. It will only have pressure when in high gear.

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 04:31:35 PM »
So where do I hook my gauge to check pump pressure?  Do I need to remove trans-shield?

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 10:04:08 AM »
Servo cover for low gear
At tail housing seam for reverse

What case?  Stock? Reid? ATI?
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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 10:18:25 AM »
1 is the reverse port - will have pressure in reverse gear
2 is the "low" port - will have pressure in low gear

Note: not all stock cases have the reverse port tapped & capped.
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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 07:51:54 PM »
What is that square block in front of the pan? weight?

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 08:05:51 PM »
Fluid catch can.

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 08:14:26 PM »
Looks like a puke tank/ overflow tank to me.
This is what we have used for our trans puke/overflow for the last 15 years, it's light weight, clear so we can see if we have an issue, and tech OK'd it.

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2018, 09:07:23 AM »
ATI puke can for trans.  Works nice.  simple & self contained.  I keep threatening to plumb into bottom frame rail, but never have.
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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 05:20:17 PM »
We checked pressure yesterday, it only has 125 psi.  @ 3000 RPM.  So we will play at test and tunes a few times then pull it out. Thanks guys

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2018, 03:09:26 PM »
If I were to buy a good handbook/manual on a powerglide, what would you guys suggest?   Tell my what you have, there are a bunch of them out there.
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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 08:58:39 PM »
I build powerglides for a bunch of my racing friends. This manual is a good primer on what to do. If you follow the info you will have a nice working trans. Stock PG pumps are mostly worn out. Do yourself a favor and buy a aftermarket pump. Make sure your clutch packs are set up right if you are running a transbrake.

https://www.amazon.com/Powerglide-Transmission-Handbook-Chevrolets-Applications/dp/1557883556/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1534909814&sr=8-12&keywords=how+to+rebuild+manual+transmission

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2018, 08:56:40 PM »
question concerning trans pressure.  i know nothing about PG's (really anything other then a vw trans :D ).  so, for pressure, do you only care about low gear?  is pressure a concern for shift or does it have something to do with lockup or ?  what does a reduction in psi mean?

so for psi sensor, install in item #2 in the above pic?  0-300 psi ok?

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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2018, 04:35:35 AM »
Jon do you have a bell crank on that shifter set up?
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Re: PUMP PRESSURE CHECK
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2018, 04:06:04 PM »
Carl Monroe's book non better. Ithink its call powerglide hand book,google his name probably show up.
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