Over the past years, TDR writer Joe Donnelly has written about the manual gearboxes used in our Dodge Turbo Diesel trucks. We’ve selected five in-depth articles from the TDR for you to read. The articles are in PDF format so you can download them to read at your convenience.
Read “Rebuilding the NV5600 Transmission” now.
There are several recurring messages in these articles: good lubricant, overfill of the lubricant and the addition of cooling PTO covers will, at a minimum, give the owner a feeling of satisfaction that they have contributed to the longevity of the manual gearbox.
If you want to add PTO cooling covers to your manual gearbox there is finally* a product that can help, the Geno’s Garage TRANS-COOL Kit.
*There is a long story to the “finally” part of the above statement. The short version: the gentleman that developed the pattern for the coolers wanted to retire. We purchased the pattern and had Mag-Hytec cast and machine the coolers for us.