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Re: Old Getrag 5spd

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03-03-2014 12:43:00

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The 5th gear issue your talking about is with the NV4500 5 speed. Its not a big deal, and relatively easy to fix. Get the updated nut and gear. Install with red locktite. Torque to 300ft-lbs.
I never owned a Getrag truck. The Getrag 5 speed was in trucks from 1989-1993, Cummins ram 250 and 350. I heard there is a lubricating issue with them. Overfilling by 1 quart helps that tremendously I hear.

Because the Getrag was only used for 4 years, for quite a while there was no parts support. I would pick a NV4500 over a Getrag anyday as they are more reliable and cheap to overhaul.

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03-03-2014 12:52:54

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 Re: Old Getrag 5spd in reply to PretendFarmer, 03-03-2014 12:43:00  
I'll overfill mine with some good oil and cross my fingers. It's got 160,000 miles on it & probably won't haul over 14,000#. Just hoping to make it live a while. Maybe I'll keep an eye out for a NV4500 or another replacement.

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