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Old 09-02-2011, 11:29 AM   #1
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700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

Well, I have put about 3000 miles on this rebuilt 700R4 in my 72 burb since installation and my paranoia got the better of me, so I bought and installed the TV Made EZ system from Bowtie overdrives. (this is not one of their trannys).

So I installed the system at the carb, and also the plunger spring in the tranny (dropped the pan, pulled the old one out and popped this one in).
Set it all up per the instructions on the website (printed out and included in the box). All pretty simple. Hooked up my pressure gauge and took all the pressures per their procedure. Called them this morning to check that the pressures were good and thought I would post them here as when I searched I could not find anything concrete. So here goes:
(my tranny is a stock rebuild (stage1), with just some strength upgrades):
Also checked that I got a pressure spike with a tug on the cable and that I was getting WOT at the carb when pedal was depressed.
Transmission pressure at idle with TV cable connected:
Park - 75psi
Rev - 120psi
Neu - 75psi
OD - 75psi
3rd - 75psi
2nd - 180psi
1st - 180psi

Transmission pressure at idle with TV cable Disconnected:
Park - 140psi
Rev - 220psi
Neu - 140psi
OD - 140psi
3rd - 140psi
2nd - 180psi
1st - 180psi

Transmission pressure at high idle (1500rpm) with TV cable pulled:
Park - 150psi
Rev - 240psi
Neu - 140psi
OD - 145psi
3rd - 155psi
2nd - 180psi
1st - 180psi

I haven't driven it yet, but plan to this afternoon. Hope this helps someone who doesn't have access to a tranny guy.
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Old 09-03-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

i just ordered one of their kits this week. so i'm interested in how it works out for you.
i bought a trans. from monster transmission.

http://monstertrans.com/store/produc...ckage-2WD.html

and a Edelbrock Carburetor Throttle Valve Corrector.

to say that the TV corrector is a joke is well....
and the adjustment directions are just as bad maybe worse. after 2 whole days trying to get it adjusted i spent another day searching the net for every thing that i could find on adjusting the TV cable and came a cross Bowtie overdrives. after reading every thing i decided to give their kit a try. not sure when i'll have time to install it. but please let me know it worked for you and what you thought of it.

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Old 09-03-2011, 09:18 PM   #3
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

Drove the truck around today and it all seems to work well.

The kit was pretty easy to install....the hardest part was having to drop the tranny pan....
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
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Old 09-04-2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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Tim,very good info and thanks for posting.
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Old 09-05-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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How much would you like to get for the gears?

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:15 PM   #7
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Old 09-06-2011, 12:57 PM   #8
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in no hurry for them. I have my truck torn apart at the moment anyway. Just PM me when your ready.

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:08 PM   #9
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You gotta be a paid member to offer stuff for sale. Your posts will be gone as soon as a moderator sees them.

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Old 09-08-2011, 02:25 PM   #10
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

im in the process of my 700 swap and am doing these pressure tests as well one thing i couldnt help notice about mine is the numbers for pressure with tv cable disconnected are almost half of yours exactly.

p- 70
r- 110
n - 70
od - 70
3 - 70
2 - 180
1 - 180

the numbers for connected and @1500 are the same thought...

what does this test show you and why are my numbers so low? anyone have any input?
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:07 PM   #11
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

I am far from being a tranny expert (I actually dislike auto trannys with a passion), but I wonder if the plunger spring has something to do with it. Bowtie Overdrive's instructions are very specific regarding the spring and need to put their longer spring in the tranny if it is not one of their builds....

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:40 PM   #12
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

along with other parts ordered a new longer spring was installed into the tv plunger..im going to post some questions in my old thread for some input on other issues im having as well
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:34 PM   #13
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

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im in the process of my 700 swap and am doing these pressure tests as well one thing i couldnt help notice about mine is the numbers for pressure with tv cable disconnected are almost half of yours exactly.

p- 70
r- 110
n - 70
od - 70
3 - 70
2 - 180
1 - 180

the numbers for connected and @1500 are the same thought...

what does this test show you and why are my numbers so low? anyone have any input?
Nothing wrong with your "minimum regulated line pressure" readings

With a minimum pump pressure in park of 70 psi...I would shoot for 72 psi to 73 psi with the cable connected at low idle.

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Transmission pressure at idle with TV cable connected:
Park - 75psi
Rev - 120psi
Neu - 75psi
OD - 75psi
3rd - 75psi
2nd - 180psi
1st - 180psi

Transmission pressure at idle with TV cable Disconnected:
Park - 140psi
Rev - 220psi
Neu - 140psi
OD - 140psi
3rd - 140psi
2nd - 180psi
1st - 180psi

Transmission pressure at high idle (1500rpm) with TV cable pulled:
Park - 150psi
Rev - 240psi
Neu - 140psi
OD - 145psi
3rd - 155psi
2nd - 180psi
1st - 180psi


Tim
Your "cable disconnected at idle" readings are wrong or the TV valve or TV valve plunger was sticking.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:22 PM   #14
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

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Your "cable disconnected at idle" readings are wrong or the TV valve or TV valve plunger was sticking.
Hmmm.....according to Bowtie, they are cool, but I don't know either way....all I can do is go by what they are saying. It drives great, so maybe the 'sticking' was corrected by use? I guess I could hook up the gauge and check again.....
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this was a big help
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:00 PM   #16
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

I have one on mine as well. I "think" I have it setup right, after I installed it I put the pressure gauge on it, but it was so erratic I couldn't get a solid reading. BUT I just figured out my timing was way off and made the truck run rough. Now that I got that sorted out I was thinking about hooking it up again.

So I guess my question is did you get a solid reading on the gauge when you hooked yours up?
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

Not rock solid, but enough to get a close reading within 5 psi or so.....
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

Thanks I hooked mine back up today and the readings were much more solid. Must have been my timing issue causing the gauge to freak. Anyway here are my idle readings:

With connected:
P 80
R 130
N 80
D 80
3 80
2 160
1 160

Disconnected:

P 80
R 125-130 (this one was bouncing a bit more with disconnected)
N 80
D 80
3 80
2 160-170 (this one was bouncing a bit more with disconnected)
1 160-170 (this one was bouncing a bit more with disconnected)


I wonder why ours are so different when disconnected? Mine are more in line with Scum1's.
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Re: 700R4 TV setup and pressures (TV Made EZ)

would 85 be a good reading when disconnected?"P"


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Thanks I hooked mine back up today and the readings were much more solid. Must have been my timing issue causing the gauge to freak. Anyway here are my idle readings:

With connected:
P 80
R 130
N 80
D 80
3 80
2 160
1 160

Disconnected:

P 80
R 125-130 (this one was bouncing a bit more with disconnected)
N 80
D 80
3 80
2 160-170 (this one was bouncing a bit more with disconnected)
1 160-170 (this one was bouncing a bit more with disconnected)


I wonder why ours are so different when disconnected? Mine are more in line with Scum1's.
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would 85 be a good reading when disconnected?"P"
Almost all fine tuning is done the engine & transmission WARM, Cold pressures can be high.

Its on the high side for a stock trans, But Its not out of reason, Try toggling the TV cable a few times, If it comes down the TV plunger or TV valve was not returning.
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I've done that. And had them normal temp
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