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Unread 09-01-2011, 10:24 AM   #1
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Tranny swap?

I am buying a rebuilt trans. I was reading that I need to replace my clutch if I pull the trans. I just replaced the clutch master and slave. Do I really need to replace it again. My synchros are shot. Do you think it would be cheaper to pull the trans take it to shop have them redo it and put it back in? Or just go rebuilt for 750.00? I wanted to do it myself but I am afraid of all the little parts and getting things mixed up. Pulling and installing I can manage. What do you think? I don't want just a used trans as I don't want to take any chances.

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Unread 09-01-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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The only reason it reccomended that you replace the clutch at the same time is a matter of convienience. Since your there already might as well do it for a nominal cost. How ever if you just did it and havent smoked it, or put a ton of miles on it, then leave it be. As long as you are replacing the trans with the same model, you will have no reason to replace it.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 10:46 AM   #3
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call around to independant shops and get price, better than getting some used one i would think? maybe try and fine a tranny mechanic that would come to you (side job) maybe for 2 or 3 hundred and do it and you could assist and learn something new. watched one being rebuilt on horsepower TV a couple of weeks ago they just pull it apart and put back together like legos but yes just get one thing on backwards and your screwed. no need to replace clutch since fairly new.
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Unread 09-01-2011, 11:12 AM   #4
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I called shops and they tell me they will tear it down for 100 bucks but can't tell me an estimate as they don't know what's involved. I don't want them to tear it down call me and say oh it's a 1000.00. So I guess I will go rebuilt for 750.00 and a 2 year warranty. I have only put 100 miles on since the clutch so I should be good there.
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I called shops and they tell me they will tear it down for 100 bucks but can't tell me an estimate as they don't know what's involved. I don't want them to tear it down call me and say oh it's a 1000.00. So I guess I will go rebuilt for 750.00 and a 2 year warranty. I have only put 100 miles on since the clutch so I should be good there.
pin them down, ask if just syncros are bad how much.........
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Unread 09-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #6
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Last ? What oil is oem spec for the ax 15 now?
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Unread 09-01-2011, 08:47 PM   #7
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Rebuild it yourself!!! I just rebuilt mine and had a ball doing it. Learned a lot. I bought a master rebuild kit from Quadra Tech for $350. Had all new bearings, synchros, springs locks ects....Mean Max has a link to download a rebuild maunual for the AX 5/AX 15. This was very thorough. Took me a couple of days with work and life in general. DO IT YOURSELF!!!!! Dry shifted in all gears. According to a lot of people on this site, Including the guru Mean Max, the new oil for an AX 15 is 10W30.

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