The torque-converter for the diesel is designed with a different torque-curve. Other than that, the transmissions should be the same - as long as the gas-transmission came from a V-8 - and NOT a V-6 -or a four-banger. You can tell by the ID code on the rear of the trans.hidesertwheelin;1599407; said:Are there any differences between 700r4's that were in gas trucks vs. diesel trucks? I have a line used ones of both. The guy with the diesel one said his has a gas torque converter. Is there anything I would have to swap between the two?
I assume that many people choose a 6.2 diesel because of it's low RPM torque characteristics. It is also a low RPM engine, as compared to a gas engine. Subqequently, the torque-converter is custom-tailored to the diesel including torque-curve and stall-speed. So, yes, a gas coverter will fit and run the vehicle -but it will NOT take full advantage of the torque-curve of the 6.2. I cannot think of a single good reason to go through the labor involved and intentionally install the wrong converter.hidesertwheelin;1599407; said:Are there any differences between 700r4's that were in gas trucks vs. diesel trucks? I have a line used ones of both. The guy with the diesel one said his has a gas torque converter. Is there anything I would have to swap between the two?
Well yeah . . . you could use that sort argument to do just about anything. When I said "good reason" I think I put it into proper context.High Sierra 2500;1600368; said:I can think of one good reason to install a gasser torque converter... Because you are out of money and need you truck to run so you can make some more money and all you've got is gasser stuff to work with..
Where can you find a rebuilt torque converter? Do you have a link? I am in the market for onejdemaris;1600399; said:Considering you can buy a newly rebuilt torque converter for $100, and your labor time is worth anything to you, and driveability is also - I can't come up with what I call a good reason. But, I'd say the same to putting a used converter of any type back in. It is one of the few components you cannot take apart and visually inspect - unless you want to cut it into pieces.
I'm not a transmission expert, I only fix them on an ad hoc basis. So, there are probably people that know of better buys then I do. That being said, I usually buy my transmission parts from Makco. The link follows. Also general autoparts stores like www.partsamercia sell them pretty cheap also.djw32;1601393; said:Where can you find a rebuilt torque converter? Do you have a link? I am in the market for one