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Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-03-01 10:36 PM (#595058)
Subject: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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I need to know if this is a 318 (internally balanced) or 360 (externally balanced) torque converter.  This TC came with my A518 overdriver automatic (in an early to mid 1990s Dodge van with a Magnum engine), but I don't know what exact engine it was mated to originally.  Do the weights mean its externally balanced?  Or is there a marking on the TC (or trans) that will tell me?  I need the appropriate lock-up TC for my 318.



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60SportSuburban
Posted 2020-03-02 12:21 AM (#595059 - in reply to #595058)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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The weight is for an externally balanced engine (360)
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-03-02 9:57 AM (#595070 - in reply to #595058)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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I think I found the answer, it appears the torque converters were universal for the Magnum engine series while the flex plate carried the weights for external balance for the 5.9 Magnum.

http://www.magnumswap.com/automatic-transmission-details/
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57chizler
Posted 2020-03-02 3:56 PM (#595086 - in reply to #595070)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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That site claims "The 5.9 Magnum uses a weighted flexplate and a neutral-balanced converter from the factory."

This is true of only the '96-later Magnum, the '93-'95 Magnum has the weight on the converter. The number 642 is a common rebuilder's number for the '93-'95 5.9 Magnum converter, it has a 91 gram square weight.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-03-02 11:33 PM (#595115 - in reply to #595058)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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Ok, thank you for the info. Can you help me narrow down what this trans was from/when it was built? Number above pan is PK52118328 2158 5330
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57chizler
Posted 2020-03-03 4:25 PM (#595145 - in reply to #595115)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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Forgot to mention, the 642 converter is a lockup. PK52118328 is a 518 (46RH) OD transmission from a '93-'95 Dodge PU, build date 2158 is around October/November '94.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2020-03-04 12:24 PM (#595205 - in reply to #595058)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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Thank you for confirming, but where/how are you getting this information 57chizler?
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57chizler
Posted 2020-03-04 1:45 PM (#595211 - in reply to #595205)
Subject: Re: Is this torque converter for a 318 or 360?



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Converter info from converter rebuilder's catalog.

Trans info from the The Hollander Interchange

Build date from a 10,000 day calendar that began on December 14, 1988
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