[Spridgets] Datsun 210 5-speed
dlh2001 at comcast.net
Fri Oct 7 18:57:17 MDT 2011
Dave, make sure you have the right gear oil in the trans.
I thought my 1-2 2-3 synchros were bad until I put RedLine MT-90 in.
Most modern gear oils are designed for differentials and are no good in this
You might have had Rivergate rebuild the trans. They don't charge very much
for it. I think it was something like $180 at the time I did mine.
From: Dave Yealy
Sent: Friday, October 07, 2011 6:02 PM
To: spridgets at autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Datsun 210 5-speed
Peter, could you send me a copy. I just installed a 5 speed in a
customers car the past two days. He had no idea of the condition of
the trans. Seems the syncros are bad in 1,2,3,and 4 and are going to
need replaced and I'll probably wind up with the job.
I've thought about installing one of these in my Morris van but after
this job I've come to the conclusion that I don't want the
headaches. This was a Rivergate kit the customer had and an unknown
(condition) trans. $1600 + labor just doesn't float my boat, when a
3.7 diff would do about the same thing, so I can't shift into first
while I'm moving, no big deal.
If you would like I could post it on our clubs site since I'm the
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