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Old 07-14-2014, 08:12 PM   #21
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I'd drive it, but I'd drive sanely. Metal chunks don't float and I doubt they will float up into the rotating assembly.

Busted several manuals in my day but the only one I couldn't drive was a fwd that detonated both spider gears. That broke dick dog won't hunt
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:05 AM   #22
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I did 450 miles with a blown 3rd gear, just put my headphones in to drown out the change in the washer machine noise, and crossed my fingers. I had AAA on speed dial, but figured there was no reason to use it so long as it would still drive.
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Old 07-15-2014, 02:22 PM   #23
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I blew up 3rd in Rover two weeks ago at Thunderhill, and it locked up twice pulling it onto the trailer. You guys were all playing with fire.
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Old 07-15-2014, 03:57 PM   #24
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You still have that 5 spd? Would be awesome if you did! I'll be back in Houston the 28th - 31st of July before I drive up to Arkansas, maybe can swing by and pick it up off ya depending on the condition.

How many miles on it and was it driven naturally aspirated or turbo'd before removal?
Gone, sorry. May have another in a few months when/if I swap stuff in my 92.
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