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Old 10-04-2003, 02:31 PM
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How hard is to repair a 83 240D Manual Transmission?

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I have rebuilt a lot of engines, but no transmissions. I have no training either. But I am having trouble locating an 83 Manual trasnmission here in South Jersey.
I cant downshift from 4th to 3rd. I think I have a busted Synchro. My biggest problem I think would be
1) Documentation
2) Parts
3 Special tools

Anybody got any input?

How hard is to repair a 83 240D Manual Transmission?
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:12 PM
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As manual trannies go it is a piece of cake. Very little is needed in the way of special tools.
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Old 10-04-2003, 07:37 PM
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If you decide to proceed, please take pictures and post here (or maybe in the diesel forum).



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Old 10-04-2003, 11:10 PM
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Curious, what kind of transmission oil are you running in the gear box.

I had an 82 240D that had a lot of trouble with 2nd gear. I removed the PO's ATF and put in manual trans oil. I never had trouble with it afterwards.

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Old 10-05-2003, 02:33 AM
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You have a point---

I stuck ATF in it, I'll drain it and try again.........
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Old 10-05-2003, 12:59 PM
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Cindarella shifts perfectly, up and down. For maintenance I need to change out the transmission oil/fluid before she goes back on the road.

Haasman, what kind of manual transmission oil did you use?

How would agricultural Hydro-Trans oil work? Tractors use this for both the hydraulic power system and to lubricate their transmission gears.



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Old 10-05-2003, 03:58 PM
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I can't recall what manual trans oil I used, too long ago. My bet is whatever weight oil the manual called for.

It came up because I was considering buying it (the 79 240D) and a tech said that he'd driven it and that it snicked 2nd gear, that someone probably put ATF in the box.

I was a bit amazed. Right then and there he pulled it on his lift, changed the the trans oil and it shifted perfectly for over 150k miles.

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Old 10-06-2003, 09:46 AM
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Re: How hard is to repair a 83 240D Manual Transmission?

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[How hard is to repair a 83 240D Manual Transmission? [/B]
Depends on whats wrong with it.
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