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I bought a Ford torque converter for a 2003 Marauder. To my suprise it showed up as a remain unit 2W3Z-7902-AARM. Figure it's too early for an actual MM tc to be returned, so it must not be specifically for it or I have the wrong one.

My stock tc is the 11.5" unit already, since I got the handling and performace package on the car. So obviously there wouldn't be any performance gain from swapping to the same thing again, just refreshed parts.


Is anyone knowelgable on these 2003 Marauder torque converters?



I need to go into my tranny and change the snap ring to a spiral lock anyway. Figured I'd go to a slighly better daily driver tc at the same time.



John
 

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I think you meant 11.25" diameter. There are differnet versions of the 11.25" convertor, so perhaps someone with the stats can tell you how much different the specs are between your stock and the marauder.

Early results shows a marauder convertor stalls at about 2800rpms in a fairly stock NPI 2v. Being that your SCed, you should check into a 3 disc unit, possibly from PI. A stock convertor has trouble staying locked in high power applications and will start slipping.
 

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Who did you buy it from?
 

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John - That Ford part number is for a Mach 1/Marauder T/C. These converters are remanufactured units from Ford.
 

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mine also the same thing and dirtyg0g also said the ame thing and that's the furnazed brazed unit.
 

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Do you think that Ford actually installs the right components to get the higher stall from the older cores, which were possibly lower orginally? Here's were I'm a bit worried and asking for input.


I bought it through Dan, just prior to Joe Cooper dropping him (which I'm pissed about! I will follow Dan to where ever he goes). Actually bought an alternator, which cost more at the same time. Makes me more tempted to return it and make Joe loose any of the profits. Must admit I did have a bit of a weak moment...

There's been a bit of qc trouble reported lately with the PI units. And then there's the expected annoyances of rattling, grapy lock, etc. of a high performance torque converter. This factors in a bit considering to use a $150 vs $900 unit. My primary objective is a durable quick daily driver. No question I'd put the PI in for track numbers though.

I do have my doubts about installing a remain tc though... At least the alt was new, got lucky on that one.



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mine also go through dan and the car now is at the tranny shop to put it on for me. suppose to be able to pick it up yesterday but i'm working. so have to wait till tuesday to pick up the car. will post update on how it goes.
 

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John..gimme a call..
I might have your solution.
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All of the units ford sells are remanufactured. I can tell you they braze all of them.
As far as stall goes there is no difference.There are no new higher stall components...just hype.
The only difference I have seen in a brand new marauder converter ( I have seen one that was new) is that the real marauder converter has the solid rivets.
All of the 2W3Z-7902-AARM units I have cut open have had the hollow rivets in them.
 

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do you mean i pay the price for a regular gt or mark tc?
what does the rivet do?
 

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chuacw said:
do you mean i pay the price for a regular gt or mark tc?
what does the rivet do?
You paid for a brazed 11&1/4 torque converter and that is what you got.
The rivets hold the turbine hub(splined portion) to the turbine.
hollow rivets


Solid rivets
 
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