Well. the ongoing saga of MT82 failures goes on.... Just installed box number 5! This time around we had too do the rebuild in house. My buddy just got a Calimer tranny from VMP and by the time customs and duty were done it came out to US$2700....... So, we took my spare MT82, recently repaired by a local tranny shop, out to install.... But my mechanic did did not like the way the tranny felt when spun it by hand..... So we took it apart..... and found it was full of nylon string with three gear clusters with obvious damage and several bearings sounding very rough... As luck would have it, when we picked up the locally repaired tranny from the shop they gave us all the "old" parts.... Which turned out to be new....they had not bothered to install what i had imported for them!!! So, we got a crash course in rebuilding a MT82. Out with the worn parts and in with the new, Chinese bearings out! and some Japanese ones in...(one needed a trip to the machine shop to get too the right size). The gears got the oil ports polished and we added two more per bearng for a total of four. The gear box housing got tapped for the return line from the tranny oil cooler with the cool oil going directly over the fifth gear assembly. Now the tranny is in and looking forward to seeing how it does. Installing tranny oil temp gauge along with engine oil temp and pressure (plus a idiot light just for me!!!)..... all this because I did not like spending the extra cash on a Magnum XL!! I hope now with the MGW 2 race shifter, the Transmission bushing, BMR engine supports, 3.31 rear gear going in soon, Amsoil tranny oil etc etc.... Maybe now it will last a while... That, and nicer, kinder... shifting.