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Old January 5th, 2013, 06:21 PM
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Gearbox miles?

Looking at a 1995 D90 which has 240K miles. Engine and clutch was replaced 30k miles ago...but I'm concerned about how much life left in the gearbox or other drivetrain components. Should I be?


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Old January 5th, 2013, 08:37 PM
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That thing should come with a filing cabinet of receipts. There is no question the gearbox or transfer case has been replaced at some point.

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Old January 6th, 2013, 08:30 AM
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It really depends on how it was driven.
The R380 in my '95 Disco had 265k miles on it when I pulled it out (for things unrelated to the gearbox). It was just starting to get a little worn in the baulk rings. The output shaft had light wear.
On the other hand I've seen 100k gearboxes with heavy wear on the splines.
The transfer case was fine (except for corresponding wear at the input..
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