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Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 7FA902352B4C01: April 5th, 2021

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Yep, that's it!

May be a moot point with your automatic but I was constantly moving cups or holding them while shifting gears when I had the one you have now.
 

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Yep, that's it!

May be a moot point with your automatic but I was constantly moving cups or holding them while shifting gears when I had the one you have now.
Don't know if it is worth, $40, but I'll keep that one in mind when I get the B2 back.

I plan on pulling and swapping my interiors as soon as I get it back.
 

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Oh I wouldn't pay $40 for it either. They are readily available in junkyards for next to nothing... mid 90's Ranger or Explorer will be your donor.

Good thing you got that console bracket with it - it would be very difficult to install without it!
 

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I like the looks of the single hole one myself, it has more of a '80's look to it.



It was a mild PITA with my aftermarket floorshifter, it would have been worthless now with my manual. The console in mine sits higher and farther ahead than it would have in its host vehicle, your results may vary there with a BII. In drive the shift handle would cradle a 32oz McDonald's cup which was kind of nice for hard stops.
 

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I like the looks of the single hole one myself, it has more of a '80's look to it.



It was a mild PITA with my aftermarket floorshifter, it would have been worthless now with my manual. The console in mine sits higher and farther ahead than it would have in its host vehicle, your results may vary there with a BII. In drive the shift handle would cradle a 32oz McDonald's cup which was kind of nice for hard stops.
I'm hoping that in a B2 that I am able to scoot it back a few inches.

I think there should be ample room vs a regular cab ranger.

The single cup holder does look more '80's, but I'll take function over looks in this aspect.
 

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Saw these on one of the many Facebook pages I'm on for B2's.

Makes me appreciate my steel wheels a little more. I guess in one sense they are sort of rare being from early on.

I might go the same route and get mine powder coated. Keep it original, but updated.
 

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Went and picked the B2 up from the trans shop this evening. It is fixed! I have OD. They had quiet the ordeal to find a good valve body. They put a new one on and thought they had another issue, but it ended up being another bad valve body. After they went through 3 bad remanufactured ones from one supplier, they ended up getting a good one from another supplier that seemed to cost a little more.

They also figured out a leak on one of the servo seals they fixed. All should be good to go for now. I was cruising on the 4 lane with cruise set at 64 mph and it was getting along just fine in OD.

Now to move onto more fun stuff. Like the interior. I'm going to drive it while I gather a few more parts. I think I'm going to add insulation to the floor at least in the passenger area something like dynamat or a knock off or something. Then I'm going to add it to the roof as well and work on getting my headliner fixed and putting in the interior I've been sitting on for over a year with the new console.
 

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Nice! That's great news. I'd hate to be the guy who was working on that thing... I changed fluid on my M5OD last weekend and my shop still stinks like ATF. Maybe you get used to it after a while?
 

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Nice! That's great news. I'd hate to be the guy who was working on that thing... I changed fluid on my M5OD last weekend and my shop still stinks like ATF. Maybe you get used to it after a while?
I am not a fan of ATF, after replacing the front seal on the B2 A4LD, I decided it was best to pay someone to play in the ATF and be done with it. I hate getting that shit in my hair!

On another note, B2 drives like a whole other vehicle now. Transmission seems to be doing great, shift well and seems to get along just fine.

Time will tell, but time to move onto other things to work on.
 

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I'm glad you got your trans sorted.

I'll take ATF any day over gear oil with friction modifier.
 

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I'm glad you got your trans sorted.

I'll take ATF any day over gear oil with friction modifier.
Been a while since I've removed a rear diff cover, but I do recall that stuff stinking pretty bad. At least it isn't dumping down on you from above as you lower the trans pan lol.
 

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I've never been able to fill a diff while installed in a truck and not spill it on myself.

I have a shirt that I spill some on like six years ago, that still smells a little. Even after being washed 100 times.
 

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puts hair on your chest! breath deep boys
 


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