I also checked the microfiches and can confirm that the part was changed in 08. Interestingly enough a bunch of other transmissions parts have been gradually updated since 96 as well.
When we have the first 08s blow up, maybe it's time to look at having a replacement made. It's always the drive gear that breaks, right?
Does anybody have an idea how much a single gear like this could cost if you make a batch of 50 or so out of better material?
By the way, you forgot to add my buddy Klay to the list (hi Klay!
), see post # 65.
Originally Posted by Klay
That's exactly what happened to mine at 18,000 miles. I believe it's a pretty rare failure. I'm not really worried about it with the new engine.