T18 rebuild kit?
I have a T18 trans that I will be using for my V8 swap. I purchased the conversion kit to mate it to my NP231. My question is, if it is worth it to get a rebuild kit for when I have to disassemble the internals to swap out the new output shaft? I'm on somewhat of a limited budget, meaning that I don't want to spend the money if it's not really necessary; BUT I will if it is worth it. For those that have performed this swap on their T18s, I wanted to see what your opinions are. I welcome other opinions on this as well. Thanks!
Unless you know the history or absolutely trust the transmission's PO, I would spend the $200+ and know it will be a long time before I need to open it again. If you are on a flexible timeline you can wait until you have it apart to decide.
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I don't really know the history of the trans other that it was used in a plow truck. That's probably a good indicator of its condition. It may have been rebuilt at sometime because the PO had recently rebuilt the engine, but that's not a guarantee. I'm in no rush and could wait and see once I tear into it. Just trying to get idea from people's experience.
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