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Post  jonny54 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:55 pm

Hey guys. This weekend on the M6 my gearbox decided to chew itself.

As you may or may not know, the boxes are the same as the poverty spec'd MK4 gearbox, which is held together inside with rivits which eventually wear and snap.. The refurb companys make a mint from replacing these in customers gearboxes with stainless steel bolts.

What im wondering is, does anyone have a basic knowledge of how this could be done myself? i took appart a motorbike gearbox once, and it was a nightmare to put back together..

This is the second box this car has had in the last 2 years.. Preferably i want to make an indistrucatble box to put in so i dont have to go through this again.
The refurb companys do the bear minimum to make the box work again, and sometimes just pressure wash it and put new rivets in and sell it as new.
I dont want to be ripped off again, as i was told the last one was a re-conditioned one!

Any help would be much appreciated.
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Post  jonny54 on Tue Jul 12, 2011 3:56 pm

P.s for people that dont know me.. i have a 6n2 polo gti, its a W reg
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Post  lemski on Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:51 pm

Lets give it a go mate. Cant be too hard. Smile
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Post  jonny54 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:05 pm

Nice one liam!

If worse comes to worse, a skater friend from Edition38 tells me he can get it rebuilt for £250 which sounds good.

Im going to get saving either way, and let you know when we can whip it off and have a looksi!!
Thanks for the offer dude Very Happy

How long until you leave the shire? Crying or Very sad
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Post  jonny54 on Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:35 pm

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/POLO-LUPO-1-0-1-4-1-6-GTI-RECON-GEARBOX-085-DXJ-DKF-/270780624731?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3f0bc86f5b

Opinions?

Also read the part about correctly filling the box with oil. All the negative feedback from similar companies is put down to this. It makes it sound difficult.. Neutral But it isnt.. right?
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Post  lemski on Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:07 pm

Not sure bud. Just get in touch when we r gumma give the gearbox a go and i'll see if am still here
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Post  jonny54 on Sun Jul 24, 2011 6:16 pm

Lets get on it liam.. im ready when you are?!!!! Smile
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Post  lemski on Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:23 am

Bring it to me mate if u can on weekend and we'll strip it down and have a look
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