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Old 11-12-2008, 03:29 PM   #36 (permalink)
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2k2Prot5 - '02 Mazda Protege5
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The truck was previously owned by Hostess as a city delivery truck. Then purchased by a guy that used it to haul his off-road racer (he installed the ramp door). Hostess apparently had a rock-solid maintenance schedule and the second owner runs a small trucking company. I can ONLY ASSUME that the fluids are doing fine, but who knows if that tranny is correct or the valve body is correct... he may have scooped it up chneap from an off-road racing buddy. I woudl LOVE it if i could replace a 40 dollar part and have it start upshifting at 2000rpm instead of downshifting at that!

Great suggestions.

But moving backwards a little... what about driving technique? I follow trucks and i drive f'ing slow, i try to maintain speed at the lowest possible in the highest gear... i refuse to neutral coast because i did that once and it clunked HARD on every shift for the next hour of driving.
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