[ROVERNET - UK] sd1 borg-warner 65 torque converter question
magnet at roverclub.org
Tue Apr 1 23:18:41 BST 2008
I have a BW65 and torque conv from a SD-1 that you can have for free, if
you want to pick it up. Near Toronto, Ontario.
Toronto Area Rover Club
doug gruber wrote:
> I need to know if it is possible to bench test a removed torque
> converter from a borg warner 65 trans? My son ran a stall test
> following the instructions in his manual and it indicated a possible
> stator slip problem.
> Here is the history of his project. He is a 15 year old with some
> wrenching experience. His uncle gave him an SD1 with an additional
> low-mileage engine. His task was to pull the original engine and
> replace it with the lower mileage engine. He did the swap, bolted the
> flywheel and torque converter to the newer engine, but the flywheel
> plate bolt heads did not clear the lower portion of the block. He and
> I have verified that the newer block does have two recessed sections
> that are 1/8" thicker than the older block and therefore extend toward
> the bellhousing and get in the way of the bolt heads trying to pass
> that area.
> Rather than file away this small amount of the extending surface, he
> followed someone's advice and placed the flywheel's reinforcement
> plate on the opposite side of the flywheel. This plate, mating with
> the existing spacer, put the flywheel 1/8" toward the transmission and
> allowed the bolt heads to clear the offending surface.
> He put everything back together, he started and then tuned the engine,
> but when he took it out for a test drive the transmission did not
> accelerate the car properly. This lead to the stall test and the idea
> about the stator problem. Could the stator have been damaged by the
> flywheel and torque converter being placed this 1/8" closer to the
> transmission and possibly causing too much pressure?
> By the way, the transmission worked properly with the other engine
> before the swap was performed, and my son and his 17 year old SD1
> owning older brother both say that there is nothing wrong with newer
> Also, we are in the market for a bw 65 trans and torque converter.
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