The gearbox is installed, shafts are aligned, coupling bolts are tightened. I had to detach the engine from the mounting places and pull it few centimeters forward to remove and re-install the gearbox.
I refurbished the gearbox in spring 2010 and it worked well during whole 2010 season. I got smooth forward and reverse gear shifting, smooth torque control, much more output power, faster speed gain, better steering at low speeds and better braking.
The work took a while, but with acquired experience and good tools I perhaps would do another gearbox in 5-6 hours (not counting gearbox removal and installation) - that is what Leevene wanted 1000¤ for. Good hourly price they have...
I asked myself if it was a good thing to refurbish the gearbox or would it be smarter to invest in a brand new engine. Time will give the answer - if the engine and gears work for another 5 years, then yes, it was a good thing to do. If the engine or gearbox fails completely after a year or two - I have made wrong decision. So, we'll see.
At least I got the experience and some nice photos to share...
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