Knowledge is a huge key to success in anything you do. Although the team at Silver Sport Transmissions are experts on the TREMEC transmissions, there is always room for more knowledge. Owner Jack Silver took the opportunity to visit the TREMEC factory in Querétaro to expand his knowledge and educate his team when he returned.
Jack was able to follow the process of the popular Magnum and TKO transmissions from raw material to complete working units. Following the material down the production line was very interesting. Most of the process is automated and performed by robots. From moving the material to sorting different pieces as they come off the production line.
As the transmission is being assembled there are multiple areas aspects that are tested during the process. The Magnum transmission case is leak tested before it starts to be assembled. It’s a rare sight, but if it fails the leak test the case is set aside to be checked later. Once the issue is repaired, the unit is then tested for leaks again ensuring it has been properly repaired.
Once the transmission is completely built it goes through a series of spin tests. Yes, every TKO and Magnum will undergo a spin test before it’s shipped. The spin test machine is very quiet and have multiple microphones strategically placed to listen for excessive noise. Every transmissions results are logged incase of any issues later down the line.
Lastly as the transmissions are set on pallets and ready for boxing they are visually inspected. This is the last inspection before they are shipped to their destinations. The paint spots you might see on your transmission comes from this last inspection.
You can read more about Jacks trip by clicking here. Silver Sport Transmissions never cease to amaze us. They are a TREMEC Elite dealer for a good reason. If you are thinking about an overdrive transmission for your Mopar you know who to call.