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68 S-code GT
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posted 08-23-2004 09:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
How long should the average AOD last? When I mean average Iím talking about being used behind a 5.0, stock or mild and driven regularly. I donít mean like a grandma and then again I donít mean like it was stolen either. Iím looking to get one out of a T-bird that has a 5.0 and Iím trying to find out how many miles it can put up with normal driving.

Basically Iím asking how many miles do you have on your AOD and how hard do you drive the car!

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Ed S.

68 S-code FB GT 4spd(now C6)/3.25 PS PDB
68 J-code(now 289) Cp Sprint"B" C4/3L00-9" PDB PS AC
99 F150 XLT Ext/cab, 4X4, 5.4L, 3L55

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GTRocks
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posted 08-23-2004 10:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's a crapshoot. It's like asking how long a VCR will last. I've had some go 10 years, others I didn't get 10 months out of. The AOD that was in my car made it about 60k, and was driven by my wife's mother for 40k of the 60k. Others drove them like Tiger Woods and got 120k out of 'em. You just never know for sure.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 08-24-2004 06:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You have me worried because a VCR doesnít last more than a year in my house between Barney, The wiggles and all the other videos my kids watch. I know that not all transmissions are not created equal. The C6 in my 68 fastback has 187k and it shifts like it was new. I heard about the TV cable adjustment from Steve so unless the PO didnít adjust it then the trans could be fried. Just trying to see how durable the trans is! Maybe I should just get it rebuilt since I might be getting it for close to nothing.

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68 S-code GT
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posted 08-26-2004 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was thinking of the AOD for the overdrive. I have a stock C4 but was thinking of upping the gears in the car and thats why I was thinking AOD.

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BorgMoose7of9
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posted 08-30-2004 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BorgMoose7of9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, what engine is going in front of this AOD?

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68 S-code GT
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posted 08-30-2004 08:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT   Click Here to Email 68 S-code GT     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BorgMoose7of9:
Well, what engine is going in front of this AOD?

Its only a stock 289 with a 4V carb but might upgrade to a slightly more powerful 302. Looking at 90 or newer on the trans ar maybe a TCI.

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BorgMoose7of9
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posted 08-31-2004 10:53 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BorgMoose7of9     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It really depends on what year car the AOD came out of...I am hoping it is at least a 1989-up....
Let me know what it is out of...

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Russ3747
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posted 09-01-2004 10:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Russ3747   Click Here to Email Russ3747     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
mind was fine about 120K, i put 3.73 gears in it and burt up over drive. Do not shift in to O/D at WOT on a stock AOD


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