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Cost to replace all seals on a Getrag 245 5sp OD


m4dzl

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Hello from newbie. Have learned a lot from this site.

I am evaluating purchase of roundie that has a leaky Getrag 245.

Not being mechanically suited to address the problem myself, I am assuming it requires new seals.

If so, what is the cost of materials and labor (or labor hours) to replace all the seals in this trans?

If it is a potentially more serious problem, what could I be dealing with and what would be my financial exposure to resolve the problem.

Thanks for the advice.

Chris

Chris

1968 1600 with ti pistons and ti exhaust manifold, 5sp.Getrag "Onkel Chamonix"

2011 335d M Pkg. Alpen Weiss "Uber Diesel"

2004 X5 "Carlisle"

Gone:

l958 356 Speedster "Stonegrey"

1993 MB 500E 'Silver Arrow'

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financial exposure

well, not as bad as a boat, but worse than a Mazda?

worst case, of course, is that the trans leaked dry and is

dead. Best case is...

The seals themselves are probably $25, total, if you

buy them from Blunt or one of the aftermarket parts houses.

I seem to remember it took an hour or so to do.

But then, I only did it on one of the 5 I've put in, and that

sumbitch leaks at least as bad as any of the others, so

I gave up and now only do them if they show signs of leaking.

One caution- if it looks like it's leaking around the shifter,

wiggle the shifter rod around to see if it seems loose. It should not be.

One of the things that can happen

is that the sleeve inside wears, and then that causes the seal to start

leaking. You put a new seal into it, think it'll be fine- but the worn sleeve

kills the new seal in short order.

Everything else is pretty straightforward.

You do need a deep- well 30mm thinwall socket- try

a search, as we all have our own way of acquiring said socket,

and one way will probably speak best to you.

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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Doesn't sound like a deal killer. Thanks.

Chris

1968 1600 with ti pistons and ti exhaust manifold, 5sp.Getrag "Onkel Chamonix"

2011 335d M Pkg. Alpen Weiss "Uber Diesel"

2004 X5 "Carlisle"

Gone:

l958 356 Speedster "Stonegrey"

1993 MB 500E 'Silver Arrow'

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.."what would be my financial exposure

to resolve the problem"

friend, you bought the wrong car.

"if you have to ask - you can't afford it"

'86 R65 650cc #6128390 22,000m
'64 R27 250cc #383851 18,000m
'11 FORD Transit #T058971 28,000m "Truckette"
'13 500 ABARTH #DT600282 6,666m "TAZIO"

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Its probably the rear out put shaft and selector seals only, both on the back of the trans.. Start there. Don't do the front. If there is 'wetness' at the bell housing its more than likely the rear seal of the motor.

With removal of the driveshaft and maybe the shift platform, you could feasibly do this at home. You just need to buy or borrow a few tools, the seals are dirt cheap.

Email me if you want more info on this.

2002 newbie, and dead serious about it.
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c.d.

Interesting comment.....

I thought this forum was here to help, not to judge.

Chris

1968 1600 with ti pistons and ti exhaust manifold, 5sp.Getrag "Onkel Chamonix"

2011 335d M Pkg. Alpen Weiss "Uber Diesel"

2004 X5 "Carlisle"

Gone:

l958 356 Speedster "Stonegrey"

1993 MB 500E 'Silver Arrow'

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Oh, no, this forum is merely here.

It's the nuts behind the wheel that do the judging... or lack thereof.

It's also contextual- 'what's the worst it's gonna cost me?'

is going to get a different response than 'financial exposure'.

A lot of us here are quite literate and do detest the way that corporate america

debases the American language to the point where it's meaningless...

t

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