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    I got my motor tuned today......only to find out that the $1700 6speed I bought is junk. I paid extra because it was only suppose to have 10, 000 miles on it. Now my budget is shot because I don't have the $1200 to buy another one. Guess I put the cover on it and let the car sit :(
     
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    How is it junk? Did it grenade? We have all been screwed like that in the past.
    You could take the guy to small claims.

    Tom
     
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    I bought it from a local junk yard.....that only carries a 30 day warranty. I bought it in December. I am gonna go talk to them on mondaay, but I ain't expecting much.

    It was making noise when we took it around the block while tuning.....it ended up locking in 3rd and won't come out. I took the shifter out and there are chunks in there and some metal shavings.
     
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    Same thing happened to me when i was converting from an auto to a T56, second gear was shot. Sux, but thats CL for ya, cheap but no warranty.

    So heres the skinny, bout 350 in labor here in Cali, north or south;
    bout 600 to 800 for the rebuild kit. I upgraded to billet keyways, steel shift fork, etc, (but i needed a new input shaft, 280) and shes BETTER that new (magnum) built for 600hp or so, but no boost.

    I was in it for 1700, but most of that was upgrades, well maybe 1/2. But its also the down time that sucks. I put mine in (after the rebuild) and installed a new dakota vhx dash, everything works now but the engine. Mystery carb problem, so rather that keep throwin money at the problem (carb 400, intake 200, ignition 200, possible cam and heads 2200ish).

    I am now following yours and others list for LS, as that was the plan all along, but i wanna go drive for a few months before the conversion....cars:bowtie:
     
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    I rebuilt a T56 last summer, from a '97 Z28. Its really not that bad. You do need some pullers or a press (or take those parts to a shop for that) and a micrometer to measure countershaft end play, but its really not bad at all to do. Just rebuild it? Buying the kit will be cheaper than replacing the whole thing I would bet, unless it really bad inside.
     
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    You can send it down to Tick for $999, shipping included both ways.
     
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    ^^^^for tick, i didnt use them but ive heard nothing but good about them.
     
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    I am kinda leaning towards letting them do it so I got a warranty
     

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