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    WildLife is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    I miss the Bliss

    Hello all
    I, like alot of you, found this site when searching for help with my first
    Service engine light.
    I found help here, and fixed the issues. i enjoy reading the posts and
    have learned alot of usefull facts and solutions.
    The problem is................ there are some seriously bad troubles
    the N* can have. I find myself worrying about them.
    I remember pre "light", the peacefull ignorance, the warranty coverage.
    I am curious about driving habits of you guys and corosponding engine
    troubles. I know a good throttle stomp is good for the engine,
    but does it lead to "input shaft speed errors" code trouble?
    In all the reading I have done here, I haven't seen any thought
    about the meathod of running the engine to keep it "strong" that
    doesn't stress the tranny.
    I read the about the 2nd gear meathod, the experts who endorse it.
    I am hoping we can post here what if any tranny probs, milage, and
    way we blow out the carbon, maybe a pattern will show maybe not.

    I'll start
    95 Concours
    Torque Conv at 65,000
    A & B shift sol at 110,000 miles
    Put around town 75% time, drive it firm around town 25%
    once a month a 400 mile trip at 80-95 mph with hard kick downs to 115mph
    to pass.(Car loved this and ran great around town for 3 weeks, untill I loaded it up)
    I fully agree the engine loves to be used, only fear is at the expense of the
    tranny.

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    Re: I miss the Bliss

    So you just want to know our driving habits?

    I usually put around 50 miles a week on my car presently because school is so close. I get 13.8 mpg and I speed over 80 mph for at least half of those 50 miles. My can has been very good to me [knock on wood]. I do a WOT about 3-4 times a week if not more. This is on my 95 Eldorado.

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    Re: I miss the Bliss

    Hi
    I want to know if driving habits can effect
    trans problems.
    When I bought the Shift servo A B kit, the trans
    guy said I did good to get 110,000 miles before they went out.
    He felt 70,000 miles was average.
    I am afraid of the famous input shaft servo failing...........
    I would like to hear from people whos trannies failed.
    What failed? When it failed? and how they drove their cars.
    I want to do everything I can to prolong the tranny life.
    If the info can shed light on why failures happen, I will be able to
    change my driving habits to minimize the chance of failure.
    If it is just the quality of parts, and design defects ok.
    I love my cad and want to drive it, not break it.
    Thanks

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    Re: I miss the Bliss

    a failure in a 4t80 trans is relatively uncommon, it is a very robust trans and can take alot of punishment and 200,000 plus miles is a fairly common number with no problems.

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    Re: I miss the Bliss

    You are much more likely to have a headgasket failure than major transmission related issues. You already replaced the solenoids, so the transmission should be good to go for a while.

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    Re: I miss the Bliss

    Quote Originally Posted by CadiJeff View Post
    a failure in a 4t80 trans is relatively uncommon, it is a very robust trans and can take alot of punishment and 200,000 plus miles is a fairly common number with no problems.
    times 10000. I am truly in love with the 4T80-E in my Eldo and our SLS. It is snappy, quick thinking, and very reliable [knock on wood]. I hope my trans makes it to 200K. I am at 127K right now.

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