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np 203 gasket

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chromewontgetyouhome, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. chromewontgetyouhome

    chromewontgetyouhome Registered Member

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    I just pulled my 203 because the adapter plate gasket was shot. I ordered a full set of gaskets from transmission exchange for 9 bucks. My question is how hard is it to replace all the gaskets? Do i need any special tools? I have a part time kit in it, and when I pulled the plates off the gears and chain looked to be in pretty good shape. Also, what gear oil is recomended? Thanks for the help. /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
  2. or2play

    or2play 1/2 ton status

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    For a 203 you want to run 10W-30 in it. Gear oil is two thick. The 203 relies on the oil slosh from the chain to lube the rear bearing housing.
     
  3. chromewontgetyouhome

    chromewontgetyouhome Registered Member

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    The guy who owned the truck before me had used gear oil. Should I fill it up with the 10-w30 a few times and drain it? Also the spedo cable hook up is on the passenger side, not the drivers. The zip tie that was securing the cable snaped and a section the cable housing melted on the exhaust. Can I rotate the rear part of the case to get it over to the other side? thanks /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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