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View Poll Results: what should i do for my Tcase?
keep the NP208F if it is in good shape. 0 0%
rebuild the NP208 if its showing signs of wear. 0 0%
find an NP205 to put in my truck. 1 100.00%
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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:49 PM   #1
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Default NP208F good? bad? what do you know?

i just got an NP208F tcase out of a parts truck.

im considering putting it in my 95 powerstroke when i convert it to a 5spd.

a little bit of googleing told me that they typically go out from the shift pads wearing out or from the fluid level dropping too low.



what good/bad experiences have you have with them?

my truck is a crew cab dually and i am considering upping the power a bit on my 7.3L later on, will this case hold up to the power? (it came out of an F350 dump truck)

thanks.
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 09:09 PM   #2
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anybody? bueller? bueller?
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Old October 13th, 2011, 12:17 PM   #3
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I had 3 early 80's Bronco's that used them. The one that saw the most abuse snapped something inside that went thru the case. Other than that I had no issues in over 200,000 miles I put on them. The one that broke had about 150k on it. The other 2 had over 200k when I scrapped the trucks. 2 of the Broncos had 302/4-spds the other was 351/C6 not sure how they will hold up to the diesel torque. They are cheap and easy to swap about 45 minutes with nothing but a wrench or 2 needed.
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hmmmm, ok. maybe i will put it in for now and keep an eye out for a cheap 205 for a spare, after im done with the swap and funds have somewhat recovered.
i think this case has about 160k on it.
thanks for the advise.
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Old October 13th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #5
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208's aren't bad, they just aren't terribly strong. I've watched 3 or 4 carbed 350/th400/208 combo's snap the 208 housing in mud bogs, flopping it up to the body crossmember on older chevy's. 208's are cheap, thats the good point - you can pick them up for 50-80$ all day long in good working order.
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Np208 are lighter with a narrow chain, np203 are cast heavy pigs with a thick chain, and the np205 has no chain at all.

If you push something beyond it's limits, you can break the strongest of transfer cases.
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