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re can some one help?

"Obin Olson" <obin_olson@hotmail.com> demanded:

I thought this list was to share information about Audi's and how to repair 
Sorry to get nasty but people are telling me that no one on the list has 
done any tranny work....I just can't believe that, is it REALLY TRUE????

Please do you have a friend that has done work on a tranny? your mom? your 
bro? I don't care who, just get me in touch with someone who has BTDT!!  
PLEASE! All i'm asking for is a little help
Obin Olson   88 90 bad 3rd gear syncro,  88 80q bad 3rd gear syncro
Well Obin, look at it this way.  Call Chris Semple.  Ask what a used tranny
costs.  Divide by whatever you can make working at any job.  I predict that
the answer, in hours, is less than it would take you to rebuild the tranny,
unless you have a machine shop with the appropriate tools.  If you count the
cost of buying the tools, I assure you it is more than the tranny.  (If its
not, I have a tranny in my 90q wreck that I'd pull by hand for all that

I once helped my Corvair mechanic replace the synchros in my 1966 Corvair.
It took about half a day to get the tranny out, a day for the repair, and a
half a day for the reinstallation.  The 4-speed Saganaw gearbox, also then
used on Corvettes, has vastly fewer parts than the Bentley shows for our
boxes.  If you want to learn to do it, for some good reason, then take it
apart following the Bentley's directions, measure everything as specified,
and reassemble.  I'm sure you will learn a lot.  But you won't save any
money, if your time is counted at even the minimum wage.  Of course, I'm
just another lister talking without knowing for sure, so do whatever you

Kirby A. Smith   New Hampshire USA
1988 90q Titanium gray, 182 kmi
1988 90q Stone gray, 187 kmi 
1988 90q Stone gray, 180 kmi - parts car
1995 S6 Pearl effect, 82 kmi