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Are these 5spd MSG gearboxes really that rare? I've got access to a few of them over here in australia and could round them up if the price was right. We're shipping a container back to the states in about 10 months so it won't help OGC. What would people be willing to pay for a good diesel MSG 5spd 4wd box? I've also got lots of MUA diesel 5speed 4wd boxes here too. Not sure if they would work in this scenario.
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So did you get the transmission issue sorted out? This is your truck, right?
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JoeIsuzu wrote:So did you get the transmission issue sorted out? This is your truck, right?
Hey Jack just noticing the reply here. Some reason I'm not notified when someone replies to a thread I start.. I'll look into settings a bit further.
I ended up finding a trans shop that had good guts from a trooper, he rebuilt it and reused my bellhouseing. Ran good for a few weeks, before losing complete compression in cylinder 4..
It's been challenging to say the least.
I'm currently rebuilding the engine now. When I had it listed on craigslist it was running good with the new trans.. atleast it felt like it was, a bit loud tho.. was told it sounded normal for an old diesel.. I believed that until I heard Paul Moyer's pup! Boy that that's one whispering beauty. Mr Moyer's been helping me a lot thru this process, great guy!
Anyhow that's sort of the gist of it
I'll post some progress shots when I get there
Thanks for wondering Jack