Dave in the Cage

Transtar's Dave in the Cage features have become one of the most popular video resources available in the transmission industry.  Dave Hritsko shares his years of expertise in a way that only Dave can.  Watch as Dave shares important updates, product demonstrations and reviews, and educational sessions that will arm you with the latest information to make your day-to-day a little bit easier.  

Watch our latest episodes:
6R140 Planetary Update
Dave details a design update to the 6R140 rear planetary from Ford.
62TE Solenoids
Dave describes the differences between two very different solenoids found in the 62TE transmission. These solenoids are now available from Transtar.
Video Library:
How Transtar Helps YOU Stay Ahead of the Curve
Dave Hritsko helps Transtar identify the similarities and differences in the latest transmissions to hit the market, usually years before you see them in your shop. This assures that when they do roll into your bay, Transtar is ready to help you with the repair.
Remote Assisted Programming (RAP) Kit
Direct from his favorite place, his cage, Dave Hritsko gives us the low-down on Transtar's Remote Assisted Programming Kit which allows you to program and flash a vehicle right from your shop! No additional tools, software or expensive subscriptions required.
The Anti-Seize™ Challenge
Would you ever apply Anti-Seize™ to your hands, ON PURPOSE? Our resident expert, Dave Hritsko, visits his cage to do just that! Will Transtar's line of cleaning products live up to the challenge?
Dura-Bond Quality Matters
Transtar is committed to partnering with suppliers that supply the best quality and value to fit the needs of our customers. That's why Dura-Bond is a Transtar Supplier of Distinction for their line of solid bushings manufactured right here in the U.S.A.
Allison Wiring Harnesses
Keeping up with generations, and transmission updates, is quite the challenge. Watch our latest video to learn the tricks to identifying the various harnesses then download your copy of our Allison Wiring Harness ID Guide.
TEHCMs from ACDelco
Dave introduces us to our latest line of Transmission Electro Hydraulic Control Modules (TEHCMs) from ACDelco.
Lubegard
Transtar is committed to partnering with suppliers that provide the best quality and value to fit the needs of our customers. That's why Lubegard is a Transtar Supplier of Distinction for their extensive line of transmission fluids and additives.
Sonnax 6L Valve Bodies
Dave is joined in his Cage by a special guest!
ACDelco Dex VI AT Fluid
Dave explains the benefits to using OE Fluid in your next rebuild that calls for Dex VI.
5R110W Pump Issues
Dave details one of the most frustrating issues facing transmission technicians.
Transtar Fluids
Dave introduces us to Transtar's exclusive brand of Automatic Transmission Fluids.
Bosch
Dave announces our partnership with OE supplier Bosch.
CVT 101 - Intro to CVTs
Dr. Dave introduces us to the basics of CVT Transmissions.
CVT 101 - Intro to CVTs Part 2
Dr. Dave tears down a CVT.
CVT 101 - Intro to CVTs Part 3
Dave visits a local shop to detail the tricks of disassembling a pulley assembly in a CVT.
Cooler Adapters
Dave details various adapters that can be affixed to a transmission to bypass the traditional cooling system.
ZF 8 Speed Tips & Tools
Dave introduces us to some must-have tools to get the job done on ZF 8-Speed automatic transmissions.
Servicing Hybrid Batteries - Part 1
Dave introduces you to our new Hybrid Battery Program and shows you a set of must-have safety items that your shop needs to service these high-voltage batteries.
Mercedes Benz 722.9 TCM & RAP®2 Kit Programming
Dave details the Mercedes Benz 722.9 TCM and the unique requirements of programming these modules in-house using a Remote Assisted Programming (RAP®2) Kit and Euro Accessory Kit.
Rostra Harness Repair
Dave is joined in the cage by Rostra's Russ Osborne to debut a true time-saver for Chrysler rebuilds.
TransGo's Tuneless Technology
Dave debuts TransGo's NEW High-Pressure Reprogramming Kits for the RFE family of transmissions (45, 5-45, 65, 66, 68)
62TE Solenoids
Dave describes the differences between two very different solenoids found in the 62TE transmission. These solenoids are now available from Transtar.
6R140 Planetary Update
Dave details a design update to the 6R140 rear planetary from Ford.

    

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