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Old December 9th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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I figured it has to be something with the transmission, so the first order of business is to drain the fluid and see what we see. Since I'm not doing the work myself as I'm a wimp in the winter, the shop guy did it this mornig. He said he took it for a drive this morning and it shifted fine but made a clunking sound when he took is foot off the accelerator. He drained the oil and said less than half a litre came out. Oops, I feel like an idiot now. I don't recall seeing a leak there, but I guess there must have been a slow one. There was a lot of metal on the plug, although I'm not sure how much is normal.

I'm having the guy put ATF in there as that's what they have. They said they haven't been able to source MTF94. I'm going to see if that "fixes" things. If so, I'll drain the fluid again and put in something that's better long-term. If there are still problems, I guess the tranmissions coming out, but I'll burn that bridge if I get to it.
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Old December 9th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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Replacement transmission fluid did nothing, so the gearbox is coming out. I have nobody but myself to blame for this one. I was so busy doing other stuff on the vehicle that I neglected this aspect of basic preventive maintenance. There goes $1500 or so of my life savings. Lesson learned, or so I hope.
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Oh well. It will let you replace the whole clutch throwout assembly. It is full of limited life components...

What gearbox is in it? If LT77, what suffix?
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I don't know. Is the serial number stamped on the gearbox housing? If so, I'll find out once it's out.

It's an '86, but I have a feeling the transmission was replaced at some point by a previous owner.
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I don't know. Is the serial number stamped on the gearbox housing? If so, I'll find out once it's out. It's an '86, but I have a feeling the transmission was replaced at some point by a previous owner.
I've just taken a good LT77 gearbox out of my truck, it's yours for free if you arrange collection. There's no warranty but it will get you moving. Let me know if your interested happy Christmas Fraser
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I've just taken a good LT77 gearbox out of my truck, it's yours for free if you arrange collection. There's no warranty but it will get you moving. Let me know if your interested happy Christmas Fraser
Wow, well thank you either way! I'll get things out first, then consider my options over the next few days.

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No problem it has around 50,000 miles on it, out of my Tithonus, worked perfectly well before, I'm replacing it with a new R380. All it needs is to change out any seals, replace the diff lock switch and I'm sure you will get a lot more miles out of it. Just let me know my Zip is Texas 77450. Cheers Fraser
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I don't know. Is the serial number stamped on the gearbox housing? If so, I'll find out once it's out.

It's an '86, but I have a feeling the transmission was replaced at some point by a previous owner.
Have a look. Anything less than a "G" or maybe and "F" is not worth putting behind a TDI. It is too much torque and you will kill it within a few years.

My suggestion is get a G or H LT77 or a stumpy R380.
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