ETE Rebuilt 42RLE

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    Just had a ETE rebuilt 42 RLE transmission installed. So far so good, shifts feel much more firm. I've put 2,000 miles on it in the last 2 months. It comes with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty and I'll be able to put it to the test since I have a long commute and expect to drive 40,000 miles a year.
     
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    Checking in, 15,000 miles later and no problems. Running great in 90+ weather.
     
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    Checking in at 30,000 miles. About to drop the pan and change the filter this weekend.
     
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    Checking in at 65,000ish miles. Still going strong.
     
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    That's a lot of miles in 18 months! Glad to hear the rebuild is working out for you. Done right, it should last as long as any OEM build (that didn't die prematurely).

    How many miles did you get out of the original transmission? Why did it fail? Also, what is your mileage interval for changing the fluid and filter on the rebuild?
     
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    Original had 120k when I finally lost reverse. I started having problems with it at 105 and was able to buy some time by dropping the pan and changing the filter. I don't think the previous owner had the transmission serviced. I forgot what code it would throw but it would go into limp mode when going uphill when it was hot outside. ETE remanufactures the transmissions and uses an improved valve body and other components apparently.