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3 Reasons Why You May Need A Tune-Up

Getting a tune-up is essential when your ride is reaching high speeds in mere seconds. This causes a large amount of stress on your torque converter and transmission which can lead to major issues if you don’t keep up with regular maintenance. Here are some reasons why you may need a tune-up on your torque converter or transmission. Cloggy oil From the moment your ride is idling to the point it takes off at full force, your torque converter is working extremely hard pumping... Read More
Posted by BTE Racing at Thursday, August 19, 2021

4 Things To Check Before Hitting The Strip: Your Official Racing Season Checklist

It’s officially racing season for most of the United States, but are you really, really ready to hit the strip? Here’s a handy dandy checklist to make sure your engine is running perfectly just in time for spring.  1. Change your automatic transmission fluid. Racing transmissions experience conditions beyond their original OE design specifications: More heat, torque, and RPM. This additional stress is amplified on the clutches and gears if the automatic... Read More
Posted by Amber Ambrose at Monday, April 10, 2017

BTE Tech Tips: How to Adjust Your Powerglide Band

The powerglide transmission has a single band.  It is used to hold the clutch drum during low gear operation.  If the powerglide band is not adjusted properly the following things can occur: Band failure (burning of clutch material) Slipping in low gear or no low gear function at all Shift flare between low and high gears Car rolling backwards when the transbrake is applied The powerglide band should be adjusted to the following specs: Tighten the band... Read More
Posted by Brandon Barrentine at Tuesday, September 6, 2016