Suzuki Samurai Transmission

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Richard Berlin
Victoria
Suzuki Samurai Transmission

Samurai blew out transmission - running VW 1.9 liter on Acme conversion kit.
Looking for a used unit, or better still a lead on a solid rebuilder.
Anyone have ideas ? Tks :-) Richard

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Andrew
Victoria

Victoria transmission on Chatham and government for rebuild

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Sooke

You could buy the rebuild kit and DIY.

Do you have the fuel and boost turned up on the diesel? How long did the trans last with your engine swap?

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Richard Berlin
Victoria

new build - we didn't do it. Lasted maybe 1,600 km after the sway. Not sure of the tran condition pre build. Little beyond my skills to rebuild myself. Also no space to do it.

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Sooke

The clutch and trans are the next weakest links. Some guys plan on a trans rebuild every few years / 100k with diesel swap.

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Richard Berlin
Victoria

thanks - pulled transmission and sent in for assessment on rebuild. such good weather to be out - bad timing :-( Thanks for comments/help

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Sooke

They are pretty simple [ comparatively speaking ] transmissions. Any reputable trans shop will do a good job if they install quality bearings, quality syncros, [ not Chinese junk ] and quality seals. If I were you, I'd consider a later version of input shaft.......they are stronger than the earlier version. Can be bought online at any of the USA zuk vendors.
Also, be sure to only use GL4 oil in the trans, as GL5 [ most common ] is not yellow-metal compatible.........in other words, it will eat the brass syncros.

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Richard Berlin
Victoria

Thanks for the response. We are looking for an input shaft and a cluster shaft, and an input bearing. No luck locally, going to start looking south of the border... Thanks for the help/advice. Much appreciated

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Sooke

https://trail-gear.ca/nsor/Products/results?catId=1086&pg=1

For the zuk trans kit bearings and syncros, trailgear.ca has them.
The shafts will need to come from a US zuk parts retailer.........Low Range, ZOR, Petroworks, etc......

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