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experience with low mileage japanese trannys

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#1 courtney


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Posted 11 September 2003 - 10:50 PM

Does anyone have any experiences they can share about putting these low mileage japanese trannys in like a 91 legacy. Any good advice about whether or not this is a good idea?

Thank you,

#2 Setright


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Posted 12 September 2003 - 01:17 PM

Well, the "first batch" of Legacies had below par main bearings delivered from the parts supplier and at around 120K miles would need replacing - started being noisy around 60k.

SO, check your source and make sure this is not a traded in 'box with crappy main bearings.

Crappy bearings in all 1989 models and up to round about April 1990....but I am not certain.

#3 Hondasucks


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Posted 12 September 2003 - 02:36 PM

if you are gonna get a japanese tranny, try to get one of the part-time dual range boxes, that would be sweet!

#4 Tolerance02


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Posted 13 September 2003 - 05:59 AM

I rebuilded a lot of Legacy 1.6 and 1.8 FWD 5sp. man. tranny's with the compleet interior (gears and diff.) from the 1.6 Leone models builded from '85 and after. 1.8 also fit but those ratios are more different.
To bad, the gear box dosen't fit to the engine from Legacy, but the interior is exact the same, there is just a little difference in gear ratios, but that difference is a neligible factor.
Just take the whole old stuff out, putt the other in and close the box.
The 4wd gear boxes are more reliable so i don't have experiance with them but i think they also fit from the older models.


#5 ScoobySchmitty


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Posted 14 September 2003 - 01:39 PM

Originally posted by Setright

Crappy bearings in all 1989 models and up to round about April 1990....but I am not certain.

Well that might explain why my 90 Legacy kept "eating" transmissions... My 91 has been solid thus far :D


#6 P K


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Posted 16 September 2003 - 09:27 AM

...anyone ever just replace the main bearings in the trans vs replacing whole trans?

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