Wizard Over Yonder (@wzrdovryndr)(Wizard Over Yonder)
- Barooga, NSW
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- Wizard Over Yonder
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- '91 240 GLE WAGON B230F+T
I really enjoyed the AWD in my Subaru, the power delivery felt very different to FWD and RWD. IF the AWD system failed, it could be "switched off" (sorta) by pulling the fuse if it ever failed.
My understanding with the P80 AWD's is they use some kind of fluid coupling? Just another potential point of failure that's not really worth it unless it's a feature that you really want. .
For this exercise though, I think I'll stick with FWD and avoid the XC70/V70XCs.. Thanks for your insight, I really appreciate it!
The torque converter is definitely <b>not</b> lockup.
Aside from being an interchangeability issue with the torque converter or a faulty transmission all together which I doubt, it has to be the valve body.. 🤔 I do remember re-seating the two pipes before I put the oil pan back on and making sure they were in the correct holes by comparing them to the old transmission I'd removed.
I have been trying to track down a torque converter that matches, but I think I'll have to bite the bullet and buy an AW71 and torque converter from @iceton1975.
I'll inspect the valve body this weekend, I have a funny feeling about the nipples on the accumulator pistons, they may be causing a bad seal perhaps.. Failing that, start again with a new trans and torque converter. 😓