Blew clutch 8.2 detroit/ spicer 5
I got a craptacular situation
Sitting in Cincinnati with a blown clutch.
Juice sprayed all over trans. Turned out to be gear lube
Trying to avoid the freeway system put me over the top of some horrible mountain ridge. I was grunting like hell to get to the top of it. Didnt seem to be slipping. Just grunting hard in low gears. Crested the top and ive got a runaway bus. 4th gear wasnt holding it back, hit the split speed axle and it wasnt enough. Tried to shove in 3rd, seems it wouldnt go in, finally popped in with a gnashing slamming of steel. Rolled out on flat land and got the bastard stopped. Luckily it wasnt an honest mountain pass. Id have been done for.
Clutch pedal flat on floor. Master and slave cylinder appear to be fouled. Metallic particles in it. Slave not extending.
Master gurgling or squirting internally. Assumed to be whole problem. Were replaced less than 400 miles ago.
Tow guy gets here finds exploded clutch material hanging out. Looks like a birds nest of fibrous stuff. Planned to drop trans and replace clutch where it sits. Discovered how slimy and screwed up the trans is. Has been grinding second gear trying to shove it in while not rolling, (clutch dragging,eh?) hilariously its the most appropriate gear to take off with.
Wants to swap the whole thing. I want him to. Here is where the question starts.
Says the later Spicer 6+1 and other various models should directly swap. Has "same case" turns out they have a different input and a dual disk clutch. Ok, awesome.
IF this Upgraded trans will bolt to the 8.2 Detroit,
Has same output location and compatible with driveshaft
All we need is the appropriate clutch pack and flywheel and we are good, RIGHT?
I cant imagine issues with final drive ratio, these things are supposed to have overdrive anyway. Most of that is handled by the differential ratios right?
He believes it will work with his whole heart yet he tried to prove this and cannot come up with a compatibility verification. He is suddenly sweating bullets on the What If we forgot some aspect thing.
Yall proved to be shockingly knowledgeable about this transmission when i had the master/slave issues last spring. Figured i would give yall a curveball and see if you can hit it.