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89 Manual Tranny

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by 81c1500, Sep 21, 2004.

  1. 81c1500

    81c1500 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    After doing some research I found I have the GETRAG HM-290 5-speed. Does anyone have any input on this tranny. Good or bad. Thanks
     
  2. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    A farming friend of mine has an '88 with something like 650000km's on it... never been rebuilt or even had an oil change. They've had the truck since very low mileage. Mostly fleet drivers handling it (very very roughly) and a lot of those miles are towing a float trailer with a tractor on it etc.....

    Recently, the shifter has been acting up a bit (breaking roll pins for reverse b/c the hole is worn out) so we ground a bolt to the right size and dropped it in. No problems since :D

    Other than that, no problems at all! Very durable unit IMO....