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Author Topic: Need Cummins Mechanic Albuquerque  (Read 3918 times)
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« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2011, 05:47:33 PM »

Melbo, they are good transmissions when they are working just when they need rebuilding the cost is out of this world and not many shops will work on one

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« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2011, 06:44:08 PM »

The not many shops is sure right.

I took mine out in Alb and trucked it to CA to get it done.

The cost did not seem out of line for a trans rebuild (10K) about what I've heard that allision will cost BUT as I said I don't have anything to compare it to.

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« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2011, 07:03:38 PM »

Melbo, 3 grand exchange for a rebuilt 740 4 grand for 754 with retarder 

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« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2011, 08:02:26 PM »

Well NOW I have smashed a clock with a hammer but the casino would not let me take apart the slot machine.

I don't have anything to compare it to but the ZF has worked for me and I like the retarder --- The support from Harbor Diesel in CA has been very helpful and quick.

Kept me from using a tow truck and got me off the side of the road with a little tech help over the phone.

Melbo

In the years that I have been reading this I have heard that the ZF is a superior trans.  Why?  Dunno.  My impression is that the reason people stay away is the cost to repair and scarcity of qualified techs.  You have beat that problem.  From what I hear you will not outlive that trans and that is considering you will live a long long life.

You add in the cost of a 740 core and the labor to r&r and I bet you are close to what you paid.

Good luck with your "new" trans.  Let us know how she does after a few miles.

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« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2011, 11:59:43 AM »

I've got over 15 and probably close to 20 thousand miles on the trans so far.

Just ran about a thousand miles up into Colorado and over Tennessee pass (both up and back).

The retarder worked great on the downhills and the engine ran great the whole trip although it was smoky at the higher altitudes.

I wanted to thank azdieselman for the info on the engine. I printed it out and put it in my "owners manual" for future reference.

Thanks for all the help and opinions on this.

Melbo
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