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Trans failure decision

I have a few ideas of what I'm going to do about my bad slushbox. I might
wait out the end of school, with no reverse and not fix it at all. I could
bite the bullet and get a used tranny put in for around $600. I wouldn't
think that it would be the most reliable thing, esp under 2.0 bar. I think
either way, it's fate is pretty much the same. I'd prefer to save money,
in that case. I figure I'm going to work the whole summer in Manhattan (no
car needed here) and at the end, look for  a non quattro, 5spd Turbo. I'll
most likely have enough money left over for "normal maintainance" items,
and some other things like an exhaust, suspension, etc. I'll do the same
cockpit adjustable wastegate deal on it that I did on my current 5k I
don't want to sell my current 5k, so I probably won't. I'll keep it around
for a while and anything that the new one'll need, I'll use from it :(
After I remove something, its fate is going to be for parting out. No
scrapyards, though. I think I'll keep all the parts, though, sell a few.
The motor is great on it. Even compression, etc. Maybe make a coupe gt
turbo conversion.

What's a good going price for a 5sp, 5kcsT? I saw one in the Buy lines a
year ago, 60k miles, $2,995. Tornado Red

How good are the transmissions? Under boost?
 How do I tell if the transmission is shot?

What is the going price for doing a clutch job on it? Can a good stock
clutch hold up under 2.0 bar?


*Steve                                       Sachelle Babbar
*'84  5ksT 1.6-2.0 bar                    <SBABBAR@IRIS.NYIT.EDU>
*Cockpit adjustable wastegate, AudiSport badge
*Disclaimer:"Any information contained herein is based purely on my own
*personal experience and may not necessarily reflect yours. Use caution as
*your results may vary from mine."