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  1. NickG

    Looking for thoughts about rebuilding my 42RLE

    I’m just figuring this stuff out myself. 4 pinion… I guess that’s what you’d call it. It’ll be taking the same stress/force that was in the 3 planetary gears and spreading it out to 4. This means less force on the teeth, the shafts the gears rotate about, the thrust washers, and the assembly...
  2. NickG

    Looking for thoughts about rebuilding my 42RLE

    Some more of my new parts came in today. Noticed something I hadn’t while shopping. The new front planet has 4 gears rather than 3. I’d be willing to bet this is the “reinforced planetary” Set some of the rebuilders are advertising. I know the front planet is known for failures. The used...
  3. NickG

    Looking for thoughts about rebuilding my 42RLE

    I see that the OP decided to go with a local guy. Kudo to him. To add some information for folks using the search function and happened upon this thread... I'm up to $1600 in parts for mine. My goal isn't to get the transmission working again inexpensively. My goal is to re-build it in such a...
  4. NickG

    Looking for thoughts about rebuilding my 42RLE

    The symptom remedy valves for the valve body require reaming out the bores for the new valves. It’s basically how rebuild the valve body anyway. The bores wear and you need to resize them and use larger diameter valves. Both Sonnex and TransGo have offerings in this department.
  5. NickG

    Do they make a gas tank skid that doesn't require any modifications?

    Ah, I get what you were saying now. I'd still question the statement that 1/2" is useless. I had originally ordered the 1/2" lift for mine because it worked with their gas tank and belly-up skid to get the minimum amount clearance without worrying about a motor mount lift or transfer case...
  6. NickG

    Looking for thoughts about rebuilding my 42RLE

    I'm in the process of rebuilding my 42RLE. The parts add up... I've spent a lot of time trying to bridge the gap between "good stuff" (components made or remanufactured in USA) and "the best" stuff (like ATS diesel valve body and torque converter) I think I'll have around $1200 in parts in it...
  7. NickG

    Do they make a gas tank skid that doesn't require any modifications?

    So you're saying an aftermarket skid such as a Rokmen is "practically worthless" compared to a stock one if all you want is better protection for your tank without any other mods? I know you've done a lot, made a lot, and helped a lot of people but this one must have caught you on an off-day.
  8. NickG

    Do they make a gas tank skid that doesn't require any modifications?

    You can use the Rokmen gas tank skid with their 1/2" body lift which is minimally invasive, or use 1/2" spacers between the tank skid mounting points and the frame.