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thats a pic from a few months ago. i bought a new oil pan and oil pump and have been driving the car without any issues since. the motor itself is about to get replaced with a rebuilt 16v and i was planning on getting another transmission, but im wondering if i really need to. the car shifts just fine, though i cant get into 5th, but i think thats just a shifter alignment issue.
obviously part of the case needs to be replaced, but ive never done anything like that and im not sure if its even worth doing...
so?... get a new transmission?.... or?
 

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Re: Do I need a new transmission or....? (All VW All the time)

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I vote no, it will be a lot easier to get those last two sump bolts out now.

i laughed about that too when i swapped out the oil pan
 

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Re: Do I need a new transmission or....? (2mAn)

It's only the housing that is cracked. As long as it holds oil, fine.
There may be cracks in other parts of the case that may cause it to fail.
pick up a used one, have broke rebuild it and you are golden.
Slap a new diff in there while you are at it.
 

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I ran a van with a busted bell housing like that for years, you can run it if you have to.
 

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Re: FV-QR (chickenfriend)

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Too bad you don't have the broken off piece or you could tig weld it back together.

i did try to find it when i went back to the "scene of the crime"
 

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As long as it is secure on there, I'd think you will be ok. The only thing I would be careful about is getting water in the clutch, i.e., careful fording creeks.




Modified by chickenfriend at 11:05 PM 8-15-2009
 

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Re: FV-QR (chickenfriend)

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The only thing I would be careful about is getting water in the clutch.

that's exactly what i was thinking, water, dirt... all kinds of *hit is gonna get in there now, no?
 

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Did you seriously post that picture and not explain WTF you were doing when that happened.. I mean I've heard of bottoming out.. but jesus.
My $.02 is to replace the tranny, only bad things can come from whatever is going to make it onto your clutch, first seriously rainy day will probably be interesting.
 

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i was wondering when people would notice i left the poll open

as far as what happened... it was a few months ago... it was raining and i had a bald tire , need it say more?
 

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I personally think you shouldnt run it like that.
You WILL get **** in your clutch and you WILL get stranded somewhere because of this.
Not to mention, as someone said, water will get to your clutch.
Id say toss that tranny and get another.

Swapping trannies on an mk1 is just too easy.
Its like changing the oil on an mk5.
 

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hahahah hare.
I live in WA, and I ran my van around like that, but for one it was a auto trans, and two, it was much less likely to get wet in its mounting location. Th e"if you have to" is a total absolute if you HAVE to. Trans would be cheapo at a yard, may as well fix it if its as easy as hare says.
 
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