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Old 04-01-2013, 03:11 PM
spectre6000 spectre6000 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Coal Creek Canyon
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Who rebuilt it, and what are they calling a rebuild? I don't know how it works in the Toyota world around here, but I've seen VW "rebuilds" that were nothing more than a power wash and some new gaskets. Not saying that's what happened, but the two theories posited within the context of a recent rebuild both point to worn parts being reused that shouldn't have been. The last time I saw a tranny do that (in a '60 bug) it was a chipped 3rd gear from a bad downshift. The three or four times before that (all bugs and one bus from '60 to '78) were worn first gear synchros. Different makes and models, but trannies is trannies.
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