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bulletproofing the AMT?
I was just dropping in to start a new thread asking if the AMT tranny can be bulletproofed, and if so, how, when I saw your thread.
I too am starting to believe that the AMT is problematic for longevity (the tranny going bad seems to be THE reoccuring theme in the diesel subforum and/or diesel owners). One of the great things about a traditional manual clutch is that if and when it needed to be replaced, it was generally inexpensive to do so, much more so than an automatic. That feature is now gone with the AMT. When mine was replaced under warranty at 20k miles, I asked the service manager how much it would have cost me out-of-pocket. His reply? "About $15,000." Perhaps his reply was over the top, but even half that - that some people HAVE paid out-of-pocket, would SEVERELY dampen my spirits.
When are such other big components like engines just entirely replaced as they are with the AMT? Why not just replace the actuators (that's what failed on mine - and I got a brand new tranny)? But more importantly, is there anything that can be done prior to - to avoid that scenario in the first place?
2016 diesel, high roof EXT. New DEF pump at 6k miles, new transmission at 20k.
Last edited by xNateX; 10-29-2018 at 08:29 PM.