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The UK's Leading Independent Automatic Gearbox Specialists. Repairs Rebuilds and Reconditioned Gearboxes.

Automatic Gearboxes

This is our specialist field...

Our friendly, helpful and most important knowledgeable staff will be able to allay any concerns regarding technical, delivery, fitting or account enquiries.

Each gearbox that comes in for overhaul is completely stripped down, cleaned, inspected, repaired and rebuilt to the highest standards possible. Every gearbox is pressure tested with transmission oil, the hydraulic control units are stripped, cleaned, inspected and rebuilt and then tested on either the "hydra" test machine, using hot oil, or one of our diagnostic test machines. All this is done before the gearbox is assembled back into the vehicle.

If your gearbox is beyond repair then by agreement we will remove it and replace it with a remanufactured and guaranteed unit.

Our stock changes daily, but for an up to the minute quote call us on 01623 624741 or contact us using our online quotation system.

Vehicle Diagnostics.

Here at E J Rose we offer a complete diagnostic system. Our main field is based around Automatic transmission however we do offer a complete diagnostics and repair of the following systems.

  • ABS Lights and Faults

  • Airbag Lights and Faults

  • Body Electrics

  • Engine Faults

Most major manufacturers have over the course of the last 10 years or so introduced CAN-BUS into passenger vehicles. We are able to diagnose and repair vehicles which incorporate this technology. Please call for details.

Details on CAN-BUS and a brief history can be found here

Reconditioned Gearboxes

So you need a new gearbox? Wondering what services we offer? Read On...

When you are supplied with a gearbox from E J Rose we can guarantee your satisfaction as we perform a complete service to all gearboxes. This includes;

  • Clean out and new gearbox oil
  • Gearbox oil filters changed
  • Full 12 months (12,000 miles) Warranty
  • Professional Fitting Service
  • FREE 500 miles check-up

Because we work to the highest standards you can be sure that the gearbox you receive will be remanufactured using only the best parts and engineered by our skilled staff.

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Transmission Oil Cooling

Transmission overheating will cause Gearbox Failure.

Oil Coolers are proven to reduce oil temp 25% - 30 % when towing

Picture the scene. It's the first bank holiday of the year, the forecast's good and hot so you squeeze the happy family and all the associated luggage into the car, hitch up the boat/caravan and set off for a relaxing weekend at the coast/in the country.

Twenty or thirty miles down the road you are stopped beside a busy dual carriageway with smoke rising from your now motionless car, having left a trail of oil and smoke on the road for the last mile or so. The now decidedly unhappy family looking accusingly at you as if it's all your fault because you said "it will tow it - no problem".

The garage arrives and declares the Automatic Transmission a write off and you are left wondering if the repair bill is going to be more than the car is worth. The family holiday in the Algarve is on the line and there are mutterings about selling the boat/caravan to pay for the repairs.

Not a pleasant scene is it? But it can, in most cases, be avoided by fitting a supplementary transmission cooler. "But my car already has a transmission oil cooler", you say - "it shouldn't need another one". With the exception of some four wheel drive vehicles, that have substantial oil cooling as standard, all cars will need an extra cooler to prevent transmission overheat when towing.

Why does it get so hot?
If you were to tow with a manual car you would expect to wear out the clutches much quicker due to the extra effort required to get the car moving/up motorway gradients etc. with the increased weight. In an automatic all the extra effort is done mainly by the torque converter. This is the primary heat source in any automatic transmission and the effects of towing increase the heat produced dramatically. It is not at all uncommon for a car in the above situation to literally boil the oil in the torque converter, causing it to blow oil at any convenient point. Even if the oil is not getting as hot as this it will still be running much hotter than both it and the transmission were designed to. The effects of the transmission running hot is to harden the multitude of seals and O rings within the unit - leading to pressure loss and very premature transmission failure.

What about the Standard Cooler?
The standard cooler fitted to most vehicles for the last twenty years or so is the tubular oil to water type, fitted generally in the bottom tank of the radiator. When the radiator is new the cooling capacity of this type of cooler is adequate for solo motoring, but does not provide sufficient cooling when the vehicle is towing. With the engine having to work harder when towing so the temperature of the water in the radiator increases, exactly the opposite to what the cooler needs. Once the vehicle gets to be a few years old with several thousand miles behind it then this type of coolers efficiency drops to the point, in some cases, where it is doing virtually nothing at all. This is due to silt build up in the bottom of the radiator - all radiators suffer from this to some degree, and you don't need much in the bottom of the radiator before the cooler efficiency starts being compromised due to the restricted water flow around the cooler. It is not uncommon to find the cooler completely buried by this silt - hence no cooling.

So what is the answer? To fit an additional transmission oil cooler that is designed specifically to address these problems.

An example of some of the cooler rads which can be supplied and fitted by E. J. Rose Automatics, we will be more than happy to advise you, oil coolers are proven to reduce oil temperature 25% - 30% when towing.


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