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65darkhorse
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From: er, Paris, France ?
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posted 09-30-2002 06:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ok, far from an expert, I consider myself your average shade-tree wrench turner.
So I'm hoping y'all can help me out with the following questions:

1.) I've discovered that my tranny more or less hates second gear, if it only made a grinding sound, I'd assume the syncros were shot...but it seemed like I could get it into gear only to have it kicked out when I let the clutch out. Double clutching didn't seem to help. Someone told me this could be the 'slider gear.' your thoughts please.

2.) Apart from it being a 4 spd, I really don't know much about the tranny. Seeing how I don't know squat about rebuilding one (nor do I have the time, patience and the fact that it is 4,000 miles away) I am planning on having a tranny shop do it when I get home for xmas. Is it better (cheaper, too) to buy a newly rebuilt one (originality doesn't mean much since I had the car sprayed a BMW blue -> flame away guys ...)have them completely rebuild it, or only fix 2nd gear and pray nothing else goes ? The way I look at it is, if they have to take the thing apart to fix 2nd, might as well have the whole thing gone over. What kind of ballpark (Northern NJ - yikes) price am I looking at for these options ?

thanks, Nic

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Moneymaker
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posted 09-30-2002 06:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would remove it and take it to a reputable shop that specializes in stick transmissions and get an estimate. Most will do this for $50 or less, and usually deduct the estimate fee if you go ahead with the rebuild or repair. At that point you can decide if you want to fix the existing unit or buy a replacement.

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Jeff
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posted 10-01-2002 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jeff   Click Here to Email Jeff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
About $900 low and $1,500 high for the rebuild plus installation. The variation in rebuild cost is due to your choice of gear sets. If you want the very highest quality racing gearset then you pay for it. See http://www.4speedtoploaders.com and http://www.toploaderheaven.com

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65darkhorse
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posted 10-03-2002 04:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65darkhorse   Click Here to Email 65darkhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Money & Jeff - thanks for the info.

This is a long shot, but does anyone know of a reputable transmission shop within a 1-2 hour drive of the Paramus NJ area ? I know of a few shops 10-20 minutes away, but don't mind driving if someone recommends a place.
muchas gracias

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