We were under load heading from Mass. to Chicago when we lost 6th gear between Syracuse and Rochester NY. As the result of the transmission problem, a scored case, the transmission couldn't be repaired or rebuilt. We are having a 9 speed installed and will be on the road in 48 hours.
Has anyone else had problems with this transmission? According to our mechanic, who spoke to Eaton, this transmissin is to small for the FL80 we are driving and the type of work we are doing. According to the Eaton Rep. the 9 speed will provide us with better fuel economy, and more power for pulls without the constant downshifting.
I am just wondering if other drivers/owners have had this problem, and if so what kind of truck you are driving/operating?