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Hi guys just a quick question really, My bearing are going on the sport gearbox and i know i have to replace it, my question is would it be cheaper to go with my quote of £500 for all work and repairing my box or buy a second hand box get them to give that the once over and fit that instead decisions decisions any help will be appreciated thanks

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If you buy a 2nd hand box, how long before that one breaks?

Still paying for the labour to remove/refit, I'd always repair

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Thanks defcon for replying, was thinking repairing it you think £500 is a fair price for all labour parts etc?

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I have a spare sport gearbox which was kinda on it's bearing deathbed.

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Did you get it reconditioned? how much you looking for? i am consedring fitting it myself if i take this route but still undecided

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I haven't had it reconditioned.

However for my own box work I employ a vag tech on the side.

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wish i had that option, think i might take the garage up on its offer first thing

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I got a new one refurb'd well kinda. It was from a non sport. Much better IMO. I lost that pep a little in town but sitting on the dual carriageway doing just 3k was miles better than doing 4.2k with the sport box.

Not sure if a normal 1.4 box will fit though with no mods.

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I got a new one refurb'd well kinda. It was from a non sport. Much better IMO. I lost that pep a little in town but sitting on the dual carriageway doing just 3k was miles better than doing 4.2k with the sport box.

Not sure if a normal 1.4 box will fit though with no mods.

yes

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I think I'd do that too, but getting one that isn't going to break again is the issue.

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They're all going to break, as long as the bearing doesn't go and the shaft doesn't smash into the casing they can always be rebuilt.

Interesting info which I'm fandomly going to leave here.

Has anyone noticed how similar a scirocco TSI gearbox looks to a Lupo GTI one?

Guess there isn't really that much of a shortage anymore . . . . . . . . .

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They're all going to break, as long as the bearing doesn't go and the shaft doesn't smash into the casing they can always be rebuilt.

Interesting info which I'm fandomly going to leave here.

Has anyone noticed how similar a scirocco TSI gearbox looks to a Lupo GTI one?

Guess there isn't really that much of a shortage anymore . . . . . . . . .

That happened to mine. Apparently the bellhousing etc was cracked.

Rich you seem like an expert. A long ratio or 6 speed box for the tdi? I know you know :thumbup:

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You know that I know or you know that I've thought about it ?

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can you use the 1.4 tdi gearbox better built will last longer i know it wil be a pain setting up ratios but is it a possibility?

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You know that I know or you know that I've thought about it ?

both.

Some snooping has found that it might be possible to change for a much longer fifth. That would be ideal. is the tdi gearbox 02J? I think it was a 0.651 ratio so at 70mph it would be sitting at 2krpm rather than 2.5krpm. Mine is mapped so should be ok.

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There's a TDI gearbox on ebay at the minute if you need a spare to play with.

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There's a TDI gearbox on ebay at the minute if you need a spare to play with.

My bedroom is already full of car parts.

Most of the a2 guys who run 02J's get a 0.681, 0.65 or a 0.62 ratio for the 5th. So its kinda like 4 speeds and an overdrive. Perfect for me who does motorway commuting.

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Which is why you need a spare gearbox.

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Which is why you need a spare gearbox.

Not really. I'm 80% sure you can fit the new 5th with the gearbox is situ.

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You mean by just removing the end cap and changing the final drive ?

Yes, however if you have a spare box you can change both the shaft bearings whilst you're at it.

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i took a gearbox apart before. from a 1.4 8v polo we had in college.

someone took apart the diff and that was the end of that.

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If you dismantle a GTI box the diff just pops out, such an easy job.

boxes are easy.

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You mean by just removing the end cap and changing the final drive ?

Yes, however if you have a spare box you can change both the shaft bearings whilst you're at it.

No just the 5th gear ratio. Can be changed for 0.681, 0.65 or 0.622 ratio. Final drive would affect all gears no? I don't know :paperbag:

Why would I want to change the shaft bearings? Something that is prone to fail?

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Indeed.

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