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Old 10-12-2008, 06:18 AM
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e550 "beastie"..tranny found

hi Guys (and gals, if the case applies). Regarding the tranny in my E550 beastie that went south a while back. Could afford a new, or even a rebuild-money is just too tight right now. However..I did find one from another e550 that only has, according to the yard and carfax, 39,000 miles on it. Yard says truck was hit on passenger side at the rear axle and the insur. co called it totalled rather than pay to straighten frame and replace rear end. That aside, it's being delivered to the tranny shop in Allentown possible tomorrow or Tuesday. Question here is...(and keep in mind that a, I won't be there to watch them install it, b, I have to keep costs down to absolute minimum) What should I have them do to it BEFORE they install it? They (the tranny shop) said they always flush the coolers (in my case there's 3..the radiator, stock cooler and an added aftermarket one) and associated lines before installing a tranny. Should I add the expense of having them do a visual internal inspection(knowing that they will without a doubt find SOMETHING that.."needs replaced for X dollars", and what about installing new seals, gaskets etc? And what would be a reasonable cost to replace said seals and gaskets? The tranny shop..Lee Myles transmissions on Union Blvd in Allentown, tells me I'm looking at 1400.00 to Remove and install..which includes 175 tow charge and original diaog. is that about right or am I about to get ripped off? Thanks for all your help with this unpleasant episode.
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