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Gear Vendors Install on 7.3 C6 with 4.10s

Discussion in '6.9L IH & 7.3L IDI Diesels' started by KYBricksandBulls, Feb 16, 2021.

  1. KYBricksandBulls

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    Ordered it last week. Cant wait to install. Figured Id document it here. Stay tuned. Ill do pics and videos.
     
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    This will be an interesting thread. I'll be watching for sure.
     
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    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

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    So here is the unit unboxing. No work on it yet until this weekend. I will make some videos. Sorry for poor video quality, im filming on an old busted phone. Ill have better picture quality once I upgrade.

     
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    I`ll be following along one this, thanks for the video.
    Before I could watch it I got the following message
    from Google. Had to click on I`am not a Robot.
    Any body have this come up?


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    I don`t buy what they say, it`s probably the idiots at
    Google don`t like what I look at on YT. And want to
    shut me out.

    Maybe Diesel engines, grease and grime don`t come
    under their prefered guide lines things to look at. :dunno


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    Dont get me started on the politics, censorship, and B.S. of all that.

    Subscribe to my youtube channel and hit the bell icon and you will get a notification when I upload a video.
     
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    Gotcha. signing up.

    OH I fully under stand the Google bs.....


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    So I did something similar many years ago. A turbo'd intercooled 6.9 / C6 with the gear vendor unit at the rear of the trans, but in front of the remote NP205 T case. I had to move the case back about 2 1/2 inches, eliminate the jackshaft completely, and use the u joint for a common connection. The rear drive line has a CV joint at the forward end. I had already converted to 3:54 gear sets from 4:10 when I put the diesel in, so the GV just made it better. Either I've had bad luck or bad units, but have replaced it 2-3 times. Reverse clutch failure. Change the oil regularly to keep them clean. They work hard on about a quart. Not a real good pic, but fun to drive in manual mode rather than auto mode, where it will go to OD at 47 mph.

    EXTRA COOLANT CAPACITY.jpeg
     
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    Very nice. I was wondering about longevity, but mine will be in auto mode most the time. I bought it to run it for daily commute to work. I will haul occasionally, but very very occasionally.
     
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    I didnt get anything done this weekend. I did set out to go get the lube for the unit, but quickly discovered no one carries ACDELCO GM12346190 gear oil....So I am going to call GV today to see if I can narrow down an equivalent that is readily available at parts stores. I hope I dont HAVE to order gear oil online all the time for it.
     
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    I'd see if amsoil has an equivalent. (Big fan of amsoil for just about everything, can be pricey though.) If not try a local napa, if they don't have what you need in stock, they can usually get it pretty quickly.

    I'd also check a chevrolet or gmc dealer.
     
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    I checked Oriellys, Autozone, Advance, and then drove 1 mile down to the Chevy dealer. Walked into the parts counter and no one was around. I yelled "anyone home?" Waiting a couple minutes and no one ever showed up. I said "well screw this..." the place was a mess too. I dont think ill be going back there.

    AMSOIL has an equivalent, but I want to get an okay from GV before I buy or order anything.
     
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    Farmer Rock just a fella' without a 10mm socket

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    what did you expect, it's a chevy dealer lol.:joker::rotflmao

    I agree, that napa should be able to get what you need.





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    Just talked to Mike at gear vendors, he said the ACDELCO GM12346190 Gear Oil is obsolete, and to use Lucas 75W-90 Full Synthetic. Getting it tonight.
     
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    Im a DIY guy who has NEVER taken a car to a dealer for service. I was appauled at what I saw in there. Yup....never going there for any part. Ill google the crap out of something and order NOS from Joe Blow on FleaBay before I go back there...hahaha
     
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