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Date:         Sun, 2 Apr 2000 13:32:56 -0400
Reply-To:     John Anderson <jander14@WVU.EDU>
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From:         John Anderson <jander14@WVU.EDU>
Subject:      WANTED: 091 4.86 or 5.43 (diesel) tranny/R&P
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Hey all,

I'm looking for a good lower ring and pinion, or entire transmission at a reasonable cost. Particularly say from a diesel that has had a gas inline 4 conversion, and you swapped in a gas tranny so you could cruise lower rpm's. An entire '83ish side shifter diesel 091 would be perfect, but I'll consider a 4.86 or 5.43 that had found its way into some other 091 box.

A 4.86 would be exceptional, but I'm not really sure how common these are for the 091, and if they were VW origin or aftermarket.

002 rears need not apply, sorry.

If someone has a diesel and has been yearning to do the conversion to the 4.57 I can give in partial trade a good running '82 box with 4.57 which is unfortunately extremely corroded externally (WV winter salt) particularly the bellhousing, not that that will matter as you'd be swapping on the diesel bellhousing. I figure this tranny has about $100 value (runs OK looks bad on the outside, doesn't pop out of any gear, unknown mileage as it is a junkyard replacement that found its way into the '81, has had nice GL4 oil change and showed no chunks at the time.)

If anyone has a dead diesel box that say probably merely had syncro trouble (pops out of 4, whatever) that would be ideal if the ring and pinion made no noise and are likely OK, I'll give offer corresponding to condition.

Thanks, will all trade any parts still left off my '81 or '87 for the same in part trade, OK front bumper from the '87 comes to mind, don't know what else really.


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