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04-03-2008, 10:44 PM
Well I have a few hundred miles on my rebuilt transmission. I found it a technical challenge to rebuild it myself. I must say I learned a lot. A quick note here. The oil level appears to be important. Too much oil in the transmission produces a bit of clunking when going into second. Other than that works great.
Ray was great getting me the parts. Which leads me to my suggestion. I think we should have a RAY Madness sale here. What are your thoughts?
04-04-2008, 09:20 AM
Anyone can feel free to post Rays current specials or any of his prices here on the site. It would actually be appreciated.
04-04-2008, 09:38 AM
How much did the parts cost?
I"m trying to figure out what to do about my tranny also. I'm concerned about buying used b/c its a crap shoot.
04-04-2008, 09:38 PM
How hard was it?
04-05-2008, 08:02 PM
I replace all the bearings and I mean all of them. Cost was about 560.00 for parts. I bought an old transmission to work on and took it apart and back together several times and then did mine. It took about 90 days all told. Others that I have done take about a day or so of on and off again effort. Had to build some special tools and such but all and all it was a lot of fun.
04-05-2008, 09:42 PM
I'm guessing it was a manual? That seems like alot for a rebuild kit. Did you replace all the synchros too?
04-06-2008, 12:29 AM
Yes it is and Yes I did. I over built it, but then again I always do.
04-07-2008, 10:47 AM
Were the bearings the main parts that were worn or did the synchros look more worn?
04-07-2008, 07:38 PM
5th and 3rd synchros were bad worn. The gear bearings looked Okay but the end bear was shot and the case bearings were varying states of affairs. While i was in there why not do it right. It takes a lot longer to take it out and put it back in than to rebuild the entire transmission. And I am crazy
04-08-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks for the info.
I agree with your approach btw. Crazy would be if you offered to come over here and do my tranny for me. :)
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