Auto Gear Box Replacement

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Guys
My A442F auto gear box has 360K KM on it, is knackered and I'm replacing it.
There's quite a selection available both second hand and reconditioned
- ranging from =A3520 to =A31,500 (delivered). NASA Mars Rover Spec boxes
are available from Australia but out of my budget range.
I'm shying away from re-conditioned as I don't believe a garage can
replace all the bits to the equivalent standard of OEM.
So have narrowed it down to 2
Second Hand 1996 A442F box with 88K miles for =A3520 - delivered - 1
month warranty
Second Hand 1998 A442F box with 42K miles for =A3800 - delivered - 12
month warranty
Both of the boxes are out of UK registered vehicles. Mine is a JAP.
Does anyone have any experience of putting a UK A442F into a Jap motor?
Is it a straight swap?
Is there any gremlins waiting for me? ie. it ain't going to fit!
What about Transfer Box - Worth doing a deal on that while I'm at it?
Existing TB has 360K KM also.....
Any hard learned experience or comments welcomed.
Thanks
Niall
1995 HDJ81 - 360K KM on chassis and AT, 140 on engine, 40 on the rest of it
(bit like the yard brush my uncle had for 60 years - just had 10
handles and 15 heads replaced on it)
 
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Hey Niall
What's wrong with you AT, I ask because I know a lad who is also looking for
a box because his is also knackered , something to do with slipping gears
and also does not believe in recon.
I wonder is there a fault in the ATs that shows up after years or mileage.
This other lad is in Dublin
cheers
john 92HDJ 80 1HDT
 
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Hi John
I've lost 1st gear. Have to take off in low range, then change up when
the speed gets up.
Box tends to rev out - ie when you give it gas the revs rise - clutch
effect I call it.
OD light flashes constsntly
I've cleaned out the oil pan the magnets were coated in alot of metal filings
I've cooked it a few times in africa and generally trashed it.
I rekon its wear and tear
Has yer man gone for prices in Dublin - I was quoted 2.5K + fitting
for a recon box - robbery.
I'm looking for a man thats swapped out a box in a cruiser before to
no avail - very poor experience base in Ireland with these cruisers.
Cheers
Niall
 
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Hi Niall and welcome back :)
my poor knowledge tells me there is something suspicious about the mileage!
Simply don't believe '96 mod gone 88
cheers
Lubo
'96 mod,283Tkm
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Niall __ <[Email address removed]> wrote:
> Hi John
> > What's wrong with you AT,
> I've lost 1st gear. Have to take off in low range, then change up when
> the speed gets up.
> Box tends to rev out - ie when you give it gas the revs rise - clutch
> effect I call it.
> OD light flashes constsntly
> I've cleaned out the oil pan the magnets were coated in alot of metal
> filings
> I've cooked it a few times in africa and generally trashed it.
> > I wonder is there a fault in the ATs that shows up after years or
> mileage.
> I rekon its wear and tear
> Has yer man gone for prices in Dublin - I was quoted 2.5K + fitting
> for a recon box - robbery.
> I'm looking for a man thats swapped out a box in a cruiser before to
> no avail - very poor experience base in Ireland with these cruisers.
> Cheers
> Niall
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> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>
 
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have a look here
http://www.hvd-japanparts.com/
Lubo
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:36 PM, Lubomir Kolev <[Email address removed]> wrote:
> Hi Niall and welcome back :)
> my poor knowledge tells me there is something suspicious about the mileage!
> Simply don't believe '96 mod gone 88
> cheers
> Lubo
> '96 mod,283Tkm
>
>
> On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:09 PM, Niall __ <[Email address removed]> wrote:
>
>> Hi John
>> > What's wrong with you AT,
>> I've lost 1st gear. Have to take off in low range, then change up when
>> the speed gets up.
>> Box tends to rev out - ie when you give it gas the revs rise - clutch
>> effect I call it.
>> OD light flashes constsntly
>> I've cleaned out the oil pan the magnets were coated in alot of metal
>> filings
>> I've cooked it a few times in africa and generally trashed it.
>> > I wonder is there a fault in the ATs that shows up after years or
>> mileage.
>> I rekon its wear and tear
>> Has yer man gone for prices in Dublin - I was quoted 2.5K + fitting
>> for a recon box - robbery.
>> I'm looking for a man thats swapped out a box in a cruiser before to
>> no avail - very poor experience base in Ireland with these cruisers.
>> Cheers
>> Niall
>> --
>> European Land Cruiser Owners Mailing List
>> Further Info: http://www.landcruisers.info/lists/
>>
>
>
 
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Hi Lubo
Agreed, but when dealing with a wreckers yard in another country -
what can you do... except take a punt on it....
Thanks
Niall
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 3:36 PM, Lubomir Kolev <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Lubo
My german is not up to navigating that site
Are they selling gearboxes? - How much?
Niall
On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 4:12 PM, Lubomir Kolev <[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Idle curiosity made me do some searching. Anyone come across these people
before?
http://www.theautomaticgearboxcompany.co.uk/pricelist/Toyota.htm
Malcolm
Stafford (UK)
FJ45 '75 & FJ45 '76
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Guys
My A442F auto gear box has 360K KM on it, is knackered and I'm replacing it.
 
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Hi Jon
What is stall speed.
cheers
john
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Morning Jon
Thanks for the info. Good point re models and stall speeds.
Someone else will be doing the swap. I can get it done for =80300 in
dublin, and in the UK I came across an AT specialist that does it for
=A3175. This same UK mob will recondition the box and converter for just
over a grand. So you're right - a recon'd box in % terms is not that
much over and above a second hand one (with unknown history).
80 series are very rare over here - can't even find a second hand box
over here, never mind someone that has worked on a 80 series before.
Yep - comes with the second hand boxes.
Thanks
Niall
 
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