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Old 11-08-2020, 03:23 PM   #11
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The guy is a professional motorcycle racer and used the van to travel to races. He says he has detailed service records for it and all service intervals have been maintained.
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Old 11-08-2020, 08:30 PM   #12
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I asked about the AWD aspect in the 4x4 subforum and looks like the transfer case is a Borg Warner 4473 and was told that is a single speed chain driven unit.
I did a quick internet search and looks like it is a fluid coupled transfer case. Interesting...
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Old 11-09-2020, 03:16 AM   #13
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I replied over there. I'm not sure whether you're saying that chain-driven and fluid-coupled are mutually exclusive, i.e., that the t-case is one or the other?

I'm pretty sure it's both. The t-case is driven by a chain, but the torque split to the front and rear driveshafts is actuated via a viscous coupler that fits to the t-case.
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Old 11-09-2020, 05:37 PM   #14
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I was mostly clarifying my understanding. I was thinking that it was a positive connection front to back. I did not even know that fluid coupling was a thing with transfer cases but it does make sense.
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Old 11-16-2020, 06:59 AM   #15
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If the mechanicals have been kept up they are reliable. Just watch out for rust. Especially in snow/salt country. That band of black at the bottom is a tell tale sign of rocker rust and covering it up. It may not matter to you, but you want to at least be aware of the condition, especially when paying a premium for the van. Rockers and bottoms of the doors are all weak spots for rust.
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Old 11-16-2020, 12:51 PM   #16
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Yes there is rust there. He sent me some good pics of those areas and underneath. That was a factor in negotiations.
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Old 11-29-2020, 10:34 AM   #17
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Update. I got covid and had to cancel my trip. Van is back on the market.
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