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Old March 11th, 2015, 04:44 PM
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Help me identify this tranny

Hi all,

I just purchased this 300tdi to swap into my 87' 110 and the seller said the tranny is not a R380... This power plant is coming off a Disco I believe.

What do you folks think?


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Old March 11th, 2015, 05:05 PM
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It's hard to tell because you've got it covered up.
Based on the picture, if it's not an R380, it's the long belhousing LT77.
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Old March 11th, 2015, 05:27 PM
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Old March 11th, 2015, 05:54 PM
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I still didn't receive it. This is the pic I got from the seller. Im not going to use the tranny anyways unless it's a R380. My LT77 is in great shape. I thought at first that all 300tdi's were mated to R380's but looks like I was wrong
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Old March 11th, 2015, 05:59 PM
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They were from the factory.....

Before committing to your current one, you should check which version box you have and such. There are different strengths and ratios and setups.

The one above, being a Disco box is not really the easiest to fit. If you currently have a 2.5NA, there can be some issues fitting a 300TDI to your short bellhousing. If it is an earlier LT77, it might not be strong enough and the gearing is not the best.
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your declared allegiance to the 2.5 and its safety/60 mph top speed seems to have been short lived.
Tour truck will radically transform with this engine. You will also need a 1.4 or 1.2 transfer case as the 1.6 is geared to low for this engine with stock size tires.
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I believe the bell housing with the webbing like that is the later 300tdi trannys..r-380 but the clutch slave is on the right instead of the left..I picked up exactly the same trans the other day and it was off the 300tdi mentioned in another post about my camel..someone else bought the engine and supposedly desperately wanted the bell housing off this tranny..

------ Follow up post added March 11th, 2015 06:38 PM ------

And you can see the reverse light switch in the left side of the tranny...lt-77 had it up in the back of the shifter housing..

------ Follow up post added March 11th, 2015 06:39 PM ------

And it appears to be disco, looks like the transfer lever is forward of the shifter..
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They were from the factory.....

Before committing to your current one, you should check which version box you have and such. There are different strengths and ratios and setups.

The one above, being a Disco box is not really the easiest to fit. If you currently have a 2.5NA, there can be some issues fitting a 300TDI to your short bellhousing. If it is an earlier LT77, it might not be strong enough and the gearing is not the best.

Red, I checked my LT77 serial number and it starts with 51A and ends with "G" which I believe is one of the beefiest ones. It has a metal plate that states it was rebuilt in 2007. It shifts great and feels tight.

------ Follow up post added March 11th, 2015 05:33 PM ------

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I believe the bell housing with the webbing like that is the later 300tdi trannys..r-380 but the clutch slave is on the right instead of the left..I picked up exactly the same trans the other day and it was off the 300tdi mentioned in another post about my camel..someone else bought the engine and supposedly desperately wanted the bell housing off this tranny..

------ Follow up post added March 11th, 2015 06:38 PM ------

And you can see the reverse light switch in the left side of the tranny...lt-77 had it up in the back of the shifter housing..

------ Follow up post added March 11th, 2015 06:39 PM ------

And it appears to be disco, looks like the transfer lever is forward of the shifter..

So you think this tranny is a ? ... I'm not sure I get your line of thought...
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your declared allegiance to the 2.5 and its safety/60 mph top speed seems to have been short lived.
Tour truck will radically transform with this engine. You will also need a 1.4 or 1.2 transfer case as the 1.6 is geared to low for this engine with stock size tires.

Uncle, believe it or not I like the 2.5NA. It was giving me more like 60 mph AVERAGE!

The problem is the other day we were having too much fun and I put some water through the engine... My oil pressure dropped to 20lbs from 45 at cruising speed. The engine also feels a little rough... Probably a slightly bent rod or a cracked piston?... I don't know really but logic says don't spend money fixing this engine...

A clip of the 2.5NA doing some mud
http://youtu.be/UqbTmnsaWKA
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