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Unread 08-30-2013, 10:29 AM   #31
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A 176 is not a t18. The 176 is rated as med. duty at best.
Still want to know what oil you were using. Hope it wasn't ATF.
I've been run'n a T-5 for 28+ yrs and have been very pleased with it.
In your picture, it's not possible to see anything at 7 o'clock......
If your leak was from the input shaft. I think it would be 'wet' and it doesn't appear to be that in your picture.
The lower plug DOES look 'wet' to me.
What did you learn in checking the input shaft 'slop'?
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Hey LG!

Well, I got a used T176, and I feel pretty good about it since it was a great price ($250) and came with a Dana 300, bell housing, and drive shafts.

Oh yeah, on the subject of transmission fluid, I was using Pennzoil Synchromesh.

I mentioned that I'd heard that T5's are notorious for leaking from that bearing retainer and the mechanic told me in his experience, it could be resealed, but that it would almost certainly leak again in the near future. He said from the looks of it, the retainer was probably spinning in the housing. Current pictures of the T5 ... and in the background there you can see the T176 waiting patiently ...

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Unread 08-30-2013, 05:59 PM   #32
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Ok, no big deal, but the new/used T176 doesn't sound so good ... so it looks like I need to rebuild it.

I did some quick searching, but posts that came up were dated years ago ... so, does anybody have any input on who has the best rebuild kit lately? Last I'd heard, it was Novak ... is that still the case?

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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:16 PM   #33
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i used Novak & was happy with it. Just make sure you inventory the kit when you get it. Mine had some pieces missing & others duplicated. Called Novak (brad) and he immediately shipped out the parts i needed. I had my trans disassembled by the time the kit came so i was able to directly compare kit parts to those in my trans.
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i used Novak & was happy with it. Just make sure you inventory the kit when you get it. Mine had some pieces missing & others duplicated. Called Novak (brad) and he immediately shipped out the parts i needed. I had my trans disassembled by the time the kit came so i was able to directly compare kit parts to those in my trans.
Hey Shadoow,

Yeah, I'm pretty much leaning towards Novak - Thank you very much for taking the time to reply!

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Unread 08-30-2013, 07:51 PM   #35
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Sherms, I saw this on Craigslist today. May be a day trip for you to get up there and not the T176, but it may be worth asking some questions. Even with a rebuild the price looks good, if it's in decent shape.

http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/pts/4034294860.html
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Sorry about that last post, didn't see the most recent ones...
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Sorry about that last post, didn't see the most recent ones...
No worries, Thank You for trying to help!

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Score on that T176 (assuming it is easily rebuildable/ no major components are needed), especially given that you got a Dana 300 and driveshafts with it! Around here folks want $300+ for just the Dana 300.

You going to rebuild it yourself or pay someone to do it?
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Score on that T176 (assuming it is easily rebuildable/ no major components are needed), especially given that you got a Dana 300 and driveshafts with it! Around here folks want $300+ for just the Dana 300.

You going to rebuild it yourself or pay someone to do it?
Hey wm69!

Yeah, I drove about 380 miles (round trip) for that little stash of goodies. Unfortunately, I have to pay to have it rebuilt ... if I wait until I have time, it could be months before I have it back - and I need it. It is a bummer as I'd like to do it ... I even have a 20 ton press just sitting in my basement waiting for a project ...

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Well, the trip definitely adds to the cost, BUT I still think you got a great deal.

Check the tag on the side and see if you have a T176 or T177. See here http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/up...5/#post8895505

Couple of rebuild threads I had bookmarked.

http://civilianjeep.info/strenk/T-176/t-176.pdf

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/t176-rebuild-1160571/
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