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    On The Cover: Rockland Standard Gear Team: George Kreppein, Brian Johnston and Mike Weinberg posed with their trade-show display that includes a Magnum Tz that replaces Viper T56 units and the Magnum TR6060 Tranzilla rated for 850 ft/lbs of torque.

    Time has passed quickly for Rockland Standard Gear partners Brian Johnston and Mike Weinberg. Forty years ago, Weinberg was offered the opportunity to purchase a transmission shop. He found a couple of partners in Johnston and his late brother Eugene opening All Transmission in Rockland County, New York.

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  • A while back we had a customer come into our shop stating, “The vehicle sometimes has a VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) error and won’t go past fourth gear, but today it seems fine.” The vehicle was a 2007 Lexus LS460 with 132,561 miles, and equipped with an AA80E 8-speed transmission and a 4.6L engine. As with routine diagnosis, I started with a road test, a scan of all modules, and an undercar inspection.
  • CVT workshop: WIT, Seal Present CVT Workshops
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 1:25 PM
    With a growing number of CVT transmissions in vehicles today and a lack of knowledge on how to build them, Whatever It Takes has teamed with Seal Aftermarket Technologies to offer a free Nissan CVT workshop. 
  • Aftermarket Answers: Rockland Standard Gear
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:03 AM

    On The Cover: Rockland Standard Gear Team: George Kreppein, Brian Johnston and Mike Weinberg posed with their trade-show display that includes a Magnum Tz that replaces Viper T56 units and the Magnum TR6060 Tranzilla rated for 850 ft/lbs of torque.

    Time has passed quickly for Rockland Standard Gear partners Brian Johnston and Mike Weinberg. Forty years ago, Weinberg was offered the opportunity to purchase a transmission shop. He found a couple of partners in Johnston and his late brother Eugene opening All Transmission in Rockland County, New York.

  • ATI: Performance Made Personal
    Thursday, August 3, 2017 10:41 AM
    “ATI Performance Products Inc., has been around a long time,” says CEO J.C. Beattie, Jr. “The start was a little transmission and general repair shop in Silver Spring, Md., where my dad (Jim Beattie) was in business with a partner for the first few years. That shop, ATI Transmission, is still in business there today. The business was a small general repair type shop with a large fleet customer, Yellow Cab in D.C. There was a lot of transmission work there, Powerglides at first and later 350s and 400s.
  • Genuine! - Ford Powertrain throughout North America
    Thursday, July 6, 2017 2:34 PM
    Remanufactured units, rebuild kits and anything else needed for powertrain in a Ford manufactured vehicle is available from local Ford and Lincoln dealerships throughout North America. (From left) Al Kin Jr., Transmission Digest Editor Ed Peaco and Jeff Kaut examine the contents of a Motorcraft master kit at the Campbell Ford parts counter.
  • Hayden: Cool Stuff
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:10 PM
    Engineering Manager Archibald Pinto and Marketing and Product Manager Ron Miller for Hayden brand products show off the current assortment of coolers, fan clutches and cooling accessories made and marketed by their division of Standard Motor Products.
  • Up To Standards: Tires Vastly Improved, but Check the Specs
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:16 AM
    The advancement of technology in the automotive field is rapid and unrelenting. Forces that shape the marketplace, state and federal regulations, the need to attract new customers, and the need to be different and at the same time profitable are driving the car makers to develop technology at a pace never seen before.
  • Technically Speaking: Torque Reduction
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:11 AM
    Engine torque reduction is a computer strategy that has been used in vehicles for many years now. When the selector lever is used to place the transmission into reverse or drive from either park or neutral, a command is given to reduce engine torque. This assists in providing a smooth engagement into gear. Likewise, torque reduction is commanded to take place during each upshift for smooth shifting. This strategy can also be used in vehicles equipped with adaptive cruise control or when traction control becomes activated.
  • TASC Force Tips
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 10:07 AM
    Sonnax submits a vacuum-test layout for the 6R140 valve body.
  • Understand Systems Involved in Diagnosis
    Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:47 AM
    A while back we had a customer come into our shop stating, “The vehicle sometimes has a VSC (Vehicle Stability Control) error and won’t go past fourth gear, but today it seems fine.” The vehicle was a 2007 Lexus LS460 with 132,561 miles, and equipped with an AA80E 8-speed transmission and a 4.6L engine. As with routine diagnosis, I started with a road test, a scan of all modules, and an undercar inspection.
  • New-Employee Orientation: Inspect What You Expect
    Thursday, August 10, 2017 11:00 AM
    Hiring a new employee begins a relationship with someone who was, more than likely, a total stranger to you not very long ago. Even if you conducted a very well planned interview process you still don’t know very much about this person and he or she probably knows little about you and the way your company functions. Without many preconceived notions, this is a great time for you to make a strong impression on your new hire.
  • Best & Brightest: Questions & Assessment
    Monday, July 10, 2017 9:56 AM
    In the previous installment we discussed the hiring interview. I mentioned that it would be best to have a set routine and agenda for the interview with questions that will paint a general picture of the prospect for you and more specific questions tuned to the position for which you are hiring.
  • Recruiting: Attracting the Best Candidates
    Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:41 PM
    Recruiting new employees has a whole lot in common with finding new customers, which is something we, as owners and managers, do every day. We are continually selling people on why they should use our services. We advertise, ask for referrals, market by getting involved in the community and generally try to show that we are a good, honest and trustworthy business, that it’s safe for people to use when they need help.
  • Finding & Developing Your Personal Management Style
    Friday, March 10, 2017 10:19 AM
    You are a unique individual. There is no one else exactly like you in the entire world. The way you look and act, the way you think and feel, they are all yours. You have certain strengths and weaknesses that have helped and or hindered you your whole life. One of the keys to being a successful manager of people and business is to recognize and build on those strengths and work toward eliminating as many weaknesses as possible.
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