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First syncro new question

Postby Liados » 05 Mar 2016, 23:43

Hi guys, I just purchased a 1992 dj engine syncro and I'm very excited about it.
I raised it on the lift to discover the 4x4 is always on, even without slippage on the back.
Is there a way to check what's going on with the VC?
I tried the one rear wheel up method and the front wheels drive without too much slippage quite always.
Moreover, I'd like to know what's the best oil to put in the transmission? Is the same one good for the front diff?
Thanks in advance,
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 06 Mar 2016, 06:22

Hi Liad. A good VC test is this:
Go for a drive to warm up the gearbox and front diff a little, say 5km.
Then find some dry, flat tarmac or concrete to drive on. Put the syncro into G gear and try to drive in a very tight circle, full lock at 1000 rpm.
If the engine cannot do this and stalls or needs extra gas to keep running, then the VC is too tight and needs refurbishment.
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby Liados » 06 Mar 2016, 11:43

Thanks man, if it is indeed too tight, isn't there any way to do something myself? There's nobody able to refurbish this mechanism where I live.
I have a garage with a lift.
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 06 Mar 2016, 12:20

I refurbish these VC to factory standards, it is not a do-it-yourself job. Where in the world are you? I can ship anywhere once I have your unit to repair.
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby bene » 06 Mar 2016, 20:58

You will only hear good things about this mans refurbs too... If it needs doing, do it right and send it to Andy.
Peace of mind and I believe it helps a bloody good charity too.
Welcome to the wonderful world of syncro ownership too! Good luck!
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 06 Mar 2016, 21:34

I answer to many names :lol:
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby bene » 06 Mar 2016, 21:51

silverbullet wrote:I answer to many names :lol:


Hmmmmm not sure where Andy came from!!
How about John, no? Dave? Errrrrrrrrrrr Simon?
Ian! I'm sure it's Ian!
Ha ha!
That's why I call everybody dude... Even my wife...
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 06 Mar 2016, 21:58

Well done! I'm defo not your wife tho :shock:
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby bene » 06 Mar 2016, 22:39

Ha ha ha!
You say that now...
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby Liados » 09 Mar 2016, 05:04

silverbullet wrote:I refurbish these VC to factory standards, it is not a do-it-yourself job. Where in the world are you? I can ship anywhere once I have your unit to repair.

Hi, in from Israel. I believe that the shipping alone would cost a lot.
What about the transmission oil? GL4? Is 80/w90 good for them?
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 09 Mar 2016, 08:11

I can find out a cost for shipping to Israel, they weigh about 9-10kg when packaged in a 16cm cube.
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby bene » 09 Mar 2016, 12:08

Liados wrote:
silverbullet wrote:I refurbish these VC to factory standards, it is not a do-it-yourself job. Where in the world are you? I can ship anywhere once I have your unit to repair.

Hi, in from Israel. I believe that the shipping alone would cost a lot.
What about the transmission oil? GL4? Is 80/w90 good for them?


Hey there, the Wiki and the Syncronauts page is full of great information. here is the link to the oil section -

http://www.syncronauts.org.uk/syncro-te ... front-diff
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 09 Mar 2016, 13:45

Shipping to Israel from UK about £28 GBP using Landmark Global (bpost) Economy, 15 days.
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby Liados » 10 Mar 2016, 22:00

Would love to know the cost to refurbish mine then, plus how long does it take?
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Re: First syncro new question

Postby silverbullet » 10 Mar 2016, 23:40

I can usually process a VC within a few days, once it arrives. The basic price to clean, reseal and refill (without tax, return shipping or insurance) is £250 GBP but if any part is damaged then this has to be extra, I have a small amount of good used spare parts to exchange.
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