Re: not a 208 : its a 203
Who on earth swapped an np203 into a 1986 truck? A np205 I could see, but a 203, wtf? (that was rhetorical, I'm just amazed at the setup in your truck)
Well if you read the page about converting an np203 to part time operation, you may have gathered that it's almost as tough as the np205. IMHO the ONLY thing that the np208 has over the other two is the low range. It's an aluminum cased chain-drive unit, nothing special in it's construction, just the 2.72:1 low range. So when you ask about reliability, the 208 isn't going to handle getting dropped on a rock nearly as well as one of the cast iron cases.