Transmission...

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Transmission...

Postby SpoolinDub on Jan Sat 21, 2012 2:30 pm

Yo guys needing some input on this...

I have a 2003 GTI and my first gear is absolutely gone...I've been sitting on this car for about 8 months now waiting to get some money and I finally got it but what seems to be the problem here is I'm not sure if I should have it rebuilt or invest in a new one. I'm not sure if it's going to cost more or what. Also what else seems to be the issue is I don't think anywhere in Missoula can do it(that I can trust). From what I've found is I can get a stock one for about $1,500 or I could invest in a eurospec which is around $2,600. The car only has 80k on it and I'm a "sporty" driver and I just would like for this not to happen again. Any input or thoughts would be appreciated...
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Re: Transmission...

Postby YASHA7FOLD on Jan Sat 21, 2012 2:43 pm

There is an 02J on craigs list for $110 in Billings. If I was you I would just pick that up and slap it in.
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Postby SpoolinDub on Jan Sat 21, 2012 3:41 pm

Unfortunately I'm working in North Dakota right now, probably won't make it back to MT until the end of Feb. And that's when I plan to fix it.
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Postby SpoolinDub on Jan Sun 22, 2012 10:04 am

I guess what I wanna know is the 02j reliable or did I just beat the hell out of it?
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Postby YASHA7FOLD on Jan Sun 22, 2012 5:37 pm

I think the 02J is just fine. I had an 03 GTi 1.8T with a KO4 and Revo tuning and had no issues.
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Re: Transmission...

Postby Roadhog on Jan Mon 23, 2012 1:15 am

If you only have 80k on the trans your likely beat the hell out of it. Stop speed shifting and it will last 200k...
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Re: Transmission...

Postby SpoolinDub on Jan Sat 28, 2012 8:10 am

Alright guys, well I really do appreciate the input. I just plan to drop a lot of money in this thing soon, I'll try and ease up haha would you guys take it to a tranny shop, just any suggestions where I should go around missoula?
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Re: Transmission...

Postby Roadhog on Jan Sat 28, 2012 12:17 pm

SpoolinDub wrote:Alright guys, well I really do appreciate the input. I just plan to drop a lot of money in this thing soon, I'll try and ease up haha would you guys take it to a tranny shop, just any suggestions where I should go around missoula?


No where. And I'm serious when I say no where in missoula. Even if they tell you they can work on it, don't trust them. Grab a bently and get to work on it by yourself.
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Re: Transmission...

Postby kompressorgolf on Jan Sat 28, 2012 4:54 pm

the o2J's can be had pretty cheap, and are very common, just shop around put in a good used.
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Re: Transmission...

Postby vegas2017 on Jan Sat 28, 2012 9:20 pm

Grab a bently and get to work on it by yourself.[/quote]


WORD...had the same problem on my '01 GTI and i wish i had done this
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