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Old 05-09-2021, 03:34 PM
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You should use this occasion to tell your wife about how nice it would be to buy a cargo trailer... or pay someone to deliver bark next time.
I've gone down this route before...and believe it or not, I talked her out of buying a cargo trailer.

After going to pick up a few loads of mulch with the Ford Focus I did the math for her.

cheap mulch was $20 a yard I think, but came with a 120 km round trip, x2

Even in a Ford Focus it's still going to cost you in gas. At the time she didn't drive so I had to come along and after all was said and done you could have someone deliver it to your door for that money.

Next year she was at the local diner when a tree pruning crew was having lunch. So after being out of town a couple days for work I came come to find about 6-7 yards of mulch dumped at the end of the driveway. So I had to find elsewhere to park

This time around she stumbled across this pile for free down the street from the house so I can....let's say accept the line or thinking. Not so much filling the car with mulch but left unsupervised these things will continue to happen.

I have mixed feelings about her getting a driver's license
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:54 AM
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I hurt inside every time I see all that mulch in the back 🥲


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Let's see...
I bought a used 6hp26 tranny and COMPLETELY rebuilt it, new seals, bushings, frictions, etc. Removed my existing tranny (no lift, in my garage on jack stands). Replaced the main seal. Replaced tranny coolant lines. Replaced motor mounts and OMG they were shot, especially the driver side one. Saw that my tie rod ends were worn so I replaced them too. Replaced sway bar bushings. Replaced transfer case actuator. Changed out transfer case oil, front and rear differential oil. Replaced all guibos. Installed newly rebuilt tranny. Installed factory tow hitch I scored from junk yard. Now mind you, all this was not done in a day, but TODAY I can say I am finished. Just need to fill it with tranny fluid and do the tranny adaptations.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:43 AM
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^Nice work domino. All in a day? You work much faster than I do. I am on month 2 of doing much of that same work on my back on our e70 diesel. The damn dpf makes everything 100x harder. Anyway, nice job spoiling that 4.4i, going to feel like a new truck.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:00 AM
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Let's see...
I bought a used 6hp26 tranny and COMPLETELY rebuilt it, new seals, bushings, frictions, etc. Removed my existing tranny (no lift, in my garage on jack stands). Replaced the main seal. Replaced tranny coolant lines. Replaced motor mounts and OMG they were shot, especially the driver side one. Saw that my tie rod ends were worn so I replaced them too. Replaced sway bar bushings. Replaced transfer case actuator. Changed out transfer case oil, front and rear differential oil. Replaced all guibos. Installed newly rebuilt tranny. Installed factory tow hitch I scored from junk yard. Now mind you, all this was not done in a day, but TODAY I can say I am finished. Just need to fill it with tranny fluid and do the tranny adaptations.
I'm curious as to your tranny rebuilding experience.

Have you done this before?

How difficult of a job is it?

What was the cost in parts?

I've been curious about rebuilding my own tranny (I picked one up for $50) but have 0 experience. I watched a few youtube videos and I understand that these guys were pros making it look easy, it still doesn't look like anything I might not be able to pull off with enough time.
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Old 05-11-2021, 11:34 AM
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I'm curious as to your tranny rebuilding experience.

Have you done this before?

How difficult of a job is it?

What was the cost in parts?

I've been curious about rebuilding my own tranny (I picked one up for $50) but have 0 experience. I watched a few youtube videos and I understand that these guys were pros making it look easy, it still doesn't look like anything I might not be able to pull off with enough time.
Same questions.

I have the 6hp26z that came out of the E70 that I would like to learn on too. The E clutch bearing failed on it and would like to attempt to repair it if cost effective.
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Let's see...
I bought a used 6hp26 tranny and COMPLETELY rebuilt it, new seals, bushings, frictions, etc. Removed my existing tranny (no lift, in my garage on jack stands). Replaced the main seal. Replaced tranny coolant lines. Replaced motor mounts and OMG they were shot, especially the driver side one. Saw that my tie rod ends were worn so I replaced them too. Replaced sway bar bushings. Replaced transfer case actuator. Changed out transfer case oil, front and rear differential oil. Replaced all guibos. Installed newly rebuilt tranny. Installed factory tow hitch I scored from junk yard. Now mind you, all this was not done in a day, but TODAY I can say I am finished. Just need to fill it with tranny fluid and do the tranny adaptations.
Wow, please update with the results.
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Old 05-13-2021, 01:49 AM
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^Nice work domino. All in a day? You work much faster than I do. I am on month 2 of doing much of that same work on my back on our e70 diesel. The damn dpf makes everything 100x harder. Anyway, nice job spoiling that 4.4i, going to feel like a new truck.
No, not all in a day...I was at about 3 months total time. Took my time. Had to wait for parts to arrive as I was replacing items if I saw items that needed replacing.
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:22 AM
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I'm curious as to your tranny rebuilding experience.

Have you done this before?

How difficult of a job is it?

What was the cost in parts?

I've been curious about rebuilding my own tranny (I picked one up for $50) but have 0 experience. I watched a few youtube videos and I understand that these guys were pros making it look easy, it still doesn't look like anything I might not be able to pull off with enough time.
First time doing a 6hp26. I have done a couple GM 4l60e's back in the day. Actually, the 6hp26 is pretty straightforward and not too difficult if you take your time. Having a service manual with all your specs is a must!! Most of my time was actually spent cleaning up and inspecting/replacing everything I had access to after I had the tranny out. Stuff like motor mounts, rear main seal, hoses, etc. I am not in a hurry other than my wife nagging me to finish so she can park her car in the garage. It would have made a HUGE difference if I had access to a lift! (my back and knees would have appreciated it).

You actually found one cheaper than I did! I have not totaled up the cost, but I got the tranny from my local pull-a-part for like $110 ($25 core that I can get back). I put all new ZF parts inside and mostly everything was less that $600 which is still cheaper wayyy cheaper than any of the tranny shops here locally wanted to touch it. I bought from different online places like FCP Euro, Ebay and even Walmart, who by the way had the best price on the ZF Overhaul kit. Some items I already had from when i did the valve body job a year ago so I am not including them. All parts btw are ZF. Only special tools I bought were a transmission spring compressor which I had to modify to make it work for me.

The main problem I think with these tranny's are the E clutch failure due to worn bushings. It was the culprit on my tranny and even on the junkyard tranny I picked up, the bushing was worn.
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Old 05-13-2021, 02:25 AM
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Wow, please update with the results.
I will. Still waiting for ZF Lifeguard 6 to arrive.
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