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Old August 5th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #1
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I have a turbo 350 that third gear is going out in. i have been looking around at rebuild kits and i dont know which would be best for me. im stuck between the tci and the hughes kits. they both say the have pretty much the same components but is one better than the other??? its going on a mud/dune truck with a 468 and np208. I dont know a lot about trannys just the basics, so i was thinking about buying a manual and following that myself. Is that something the average garage junkie like me should attempt, or should i leave it to the professionals??? ha, reminds me of me
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Old August 11th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #2
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Don't waste money on the TCI, or other "name brand" junk. Call D & E automotive, pretend to be a new customer. They are a wholesaler to transmission shops. Talk to Max, he has a place near the dunes. Get a paper/rubber kit, a set of bushings, a filter, then order the Koleen steels, Alto red frictions, and a Transgo shift kit. Get a book about THM350's, and make your friends jealous.
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Don't waste money on the TCI, or other "name brand" junk. Call D & E automotive, pretend to be a new customer. They are a wholesaler to transmission shops. Talk to Max, he has a place near the dunes. Get a paper/rubber kit, a set of bushings, a filter, then order the Koleen steels, Alto red frictions, and a Transgo shift kit. Get a book about THM350's, and make your friends jealous.
What he said. I talk to Max often, they are good people. As far as doing it your self, just take your time and check everything closely. I build them for a living and those are one of the simplest to build, just make sure everything is CLEAN!
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how much would one expect to pay for all those parts?
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:09 PM   #5
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how much would one expect to pay for all those parts?
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how much would one expect to pay for all those parts?
Pricing will very a little, but should be around $225-$275. The kits that you get from other places dont included a few things. Also, dont forget about the sprags, theirs two of them that are not included and normally are worn out. A lot of guys dont replace them because they dont know any better. Thrust washer kit is another thing that isnt a bad thing to get for one of those trannys either, seem to wear a bit. Oh and a shim kit so you can set up end play correct. And dont forget to check all sealing areas for wear, really check closely on the stator(back side of pump), bushings wear out and sometimes wipe out the area where the little metal sealing rings ride.
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I just ordered an ATSG overhaul manual. when it gets here i will read it over and decide exactly what i want to do, if i decide to do it myself i will take your advice and give max a call. not really sure what to say to him though. should i tell him he got recommended from this site or just tell him what i need? also i was thinking about hitting silver lake this weekend and trailering my truck up there, my first and second gear work just fine still, think i have a chance of doing any more damage? i guess it doesnt matter if its getting rebuilt, i just dont want to get stranded out there.
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I just ordered an ATSG overhaul manual. when it gets here i will read it over and decide exactly what i want to do, if i decide to do it myself i will take your advice and give max a call. not really sure what to say to him though. should i tell him he got recommended from this site or just tell him what i need? also i was thinking about hitting silver lake this weekend and trailering my truck up there, my first and second gear work just fine still, think i have a chance of doing any more damage? i guess it doesnt matter if its getting rebuilt, i just dont want to get stranded out there.
You can call Max and tell him my name if you want, He'll help you out and should get you all set up with what you need. As far as this weekend, sounds like you have direct clutch problem, so you might loose reverse also. The thing that might happen and leave you out their would be if the filter plugs up from the clutch pack coming apart. But sometimes, if that happens, you can let it sit awhile and try it again and be able to move a "little" ways before it plugs up again. I will be at silver lake this weekend and next weekend, but this weekend i wont be in the dunes to help out.
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I ended up not going, had to work, . Probably a good thing, i dont feel like dealing with breaking down in the middle of the dunes. so yea i will probably give max a call one of these weeks. thanks for the help
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