I was going to say you need to check your numbers.queek said:
Without a doubt! Do you know which models/years had these transmissions? Or has someone already put together a chart of all the available gear ratios for this family?gruppe_a said:You guys aren't talking about swapping gearsets from an 02M trans into an 02C are you? I was under the impression that would not work... 02A, 02J, 02C are all in the same family, but 02M's are a different animal.
GiGGer said:I just blew my transmission last thursday while driving back home...hope this won't happen to your 02C transmission like it did to me. It happens after driving on highway and on a secondary road on cruise speed and I was slowing down while approaching a village...
My mechanic will be swapping in a gasser 02C transmission and this time, i'll only swap the 5th gear to avoid any potential risk of a transmission failiure by someone swapping the entire gears from a TDI 02A...
Very cool project, I always wanted a B4 Syncro but resigned to take a B3 Syncro instead. Very nice in the snow...will you have a chance to try it this winter?
Thank you for clarifying that. I remeber you did have a lot of trouble with that shop and sadly, that guy must of messed up pretty much everything he did for you. I can underastand you choosing the route you are going.GiGGer said:TDIsyncro : I never said the 02A gears are weaker than the 02C. I was saying that, if you open the transmission to swap all the gears, you must do it perfectly right because this can be a potential cause of trouble on the mid to long term.
My Syncro swap has been a pain since the beggining. My friend help me fix most of the issues cause by the shop who swap the car. Now that I was not frustrated anymore after driving 25 000 km, I blew the transmission. I can't confirm that it was due to the shop swapping the gears but, seeing how he achieved the swap let me think that most likely, he screwed me up, again.
So, now I am using a 02C transmission that has not been open. I will swap only a 0.658 5th gear and won't touch the rest of the gears. Of course if it would have been done correctly the first time, nothing would have broke.
Thanks TDIsynco, now if I can just get the rest of the engine/drivetrain to look like that...TDIsyncro said:BTW Queek, that is one sweet turbo oil return line!