You're askin the same question I asked my brother when I dropped my trans for my stroker build... His response made a lot of sense.
"You're asking if you should replace the synchro rings and bearings in the trans while it's out? The two most common issues with a manual transmission.... Why WOULDN'T you? It's about $300 for piece of mind even if they ARE in good shape after 150k miles. And that's an IF!"
I say rip it apart. It's a simple rebuild. Plus you'll learn a lot about it by going through it. Just be gentle when pulling the synchro rings and the engagement gears (not sure what they are called) with the round springs and "feet". They can be a pain to get them back to how they ate supposed to sit.
Yessir. That's what I thought! And thanks for the clicky.
Max, you are the man. This helped me a lot. However, I am having trouble with my clutch now. I have bled it 5 times, two times using the pump and hold method and 3 times just letting it bleed out on its own. My clutch feels good most of the time, but when I've been cruzing for while without shifting, the first push of the clutch is soft and does no good. A couple pumps and it's good for a while. Any suggestions?
Mine is a 90. Any suggestions? Just keep bleeding it?
Actually yes! Luckily for you, your line has a threaded fitting at the master cylinder. Have an assistant pump the pedal & hold it while you crack the fitting open & then closed at the master. Most air occurs at the line where it loops over the master. Bleed it there first, then below as you normally would.