What to Expect When We Service Your Torque Converter

What to Expect When We Service Your Torque Converter

At BTE Racing, we use the best materials and craftsmanship available when we build our components, but the intense heat and power produced by today's race engines merit a careful check up on a regular basis. That's why we recommend  torque converter servicing on an annual basis.
 
So what can you expect when you send in your torque convertor for servicing to us?
 
Upon arrival to our facility, we drain and then cut open the torque converter to inspect for wear or damage.  With forged covers, spragless steel stators, full furnace-brazed impellers and turbines, a modern race converter is very durable. However, we take great care to inspect and replace bearings and bushings that may have worn due to excessive heat. This is also when we will consult with you about your current combination and performance expections. 
 
At this stage, we can modify or replace internal components to adjust the stall, slippage, or torque multiplication to improve your on-track performance and consistency. For example, a new stator or primary pump adjustment can bring a lazy car to life! We will use our experience and compare your vehicle to the thousands of others we've optimized, but if we have more detail and quality data, we can more accurately configure your torque converter.
 
After you approve the changes we re-check all tolerances, then re-assemble, weld, balance, and leak-test your newly freshened torque converter. Most torque converters can be quickly turned around within a few days, so we will get you back on the track as soon possible.
 
You can find out more about our facilty or reach out to us with any questions or to start the process of servicing your torque converter.

 
Posted by Amber Ambrose at 5:41 PM