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Could i change gearbox and clutch myself

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Gareth a3, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Gareth a3

    Gareth a3 Member

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    ok so im pretty sure my gearbox has gone, found a gearbox from a breakers for 200 and clutch for around 80, is this possible for me and a couple of freinds to fit this none of us are mechanics, but how hard could it be right? lol
     
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  3. Alais DJA

    Alais DJA Member

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    I wouldnt do a gearbox and clutch myself with no mechanical knowledge for all the tea in china.
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    Its certainly not a job that i'd want to be doing as the first ever mechanical job i did on the car, thats for sure.

    You'll need a GOOD tool kit and i'd suggest you get yourself a haynes manual and read thru the guide in there and see what you think.
     
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    Not an easy job at all, if its your first tome it will take you ages. How do you know the replacement gearbox is good?could be a big waste of time if not
     
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    sportquattro Active Member

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    I'd steer well clear of DIY gearbox and clutch change, unless you've got a workshop with a 4 post lift it would be a pig to do on axle stands on the driveway/road and once its part way apart you are kinda committed and as others have said it could end up being a waste of time if the new box is also duff and/or you screw things up. If you have no previous experience I'd definately say start small.
     
  7. fingermouse

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    I`d guess not but you never know

    would you attempt

    discs and pads ????

    suspension ????

    a basic service ????
     
  8. Gareth a3

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    ive changed discs and pads before not on my audi, and aslo have changed a broken shock even if i can just get the old gearbox of thats going to knock one hundred of the bill i would be more happy with that.
     
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    If you feel comfortable doing it then we can't tell you nothing but since your asking, shows your not confident. Your choice but I wouldn't
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    Once you've got the gearbox off, the engine will be supported by not-very-much and the car will have half its suspension dismantled. How exactly do you then plan on getting it to the guy whos going to finish the job?
     
  11. ANDYMC_TQS

    ANDYMC_TQS FIRE UP THE QUATTRO

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    there are so many things to remove befor the gearbox comes out and in a specific order really. ud be best off finding someone that does jobs in there spare time and it will cost alot less. i recently changed a clutch in a celica for only 100 labour so 100 extra cash in my pocket and he saved 150 everyone was a winner
     
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    im a grease monkey and i do clutch on my drive all the time but if you dont know what your doing then i wouldnt bother, last week i did flywheel and clutch for 150 if its a easy clutch then 50. best bet find sumone which has got time at weekends and will do it cheap for you
     
  14. Gareth a3

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    where are you from? lol
     

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