[Vwdiesel] FF transmission swap
rgreeley2 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 13 22:51:29 EST 2006
Hey James, when you fuse the stop solenoid, what amp and I suppose it is in
>From: James Hansen <jhsg at sasktel.net>
>To: Christopher Turnbull <cturn at netscape.ca>
>CC: vwdiesel at vwfans.com
>Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] FF transmission swap
>Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2006 09:10:23 -0600
>Nothing replaces observation.
>Crawl underneath and look.
>They both *should* be 90mm flanges, but I'm here, and it's sitting in
>your backyard. You're closer.
>Stop solenoids generally don't act up as long as the wiring to it is
>good. Check this, as that is an unfused circuit... if it falls off and
>goes to ground you have other worries like wire harness fire. Many of
>us correct the lack of fuse.
>When did you change the fuel filter last?
>Christopher Turnbull wrote:
> > I have a couple of questions about my '91 NA Golf diesel that I would
> > appreciate some thoughts on. It has a .89 5th gear, leaving me
> > perpetually wanting to shift into higher gear. I've been thinking
> > about finding a lower 5th - say .75 - to replace what's there. I
> > haven't had much luck as yet in getting one. And then, I saw a recent
> > comment about using an FF transmission in a diesel. Well, it turns
> > out that I have a 1980 Rabbit with an FF thats been slowly dissolving
> > in the backyard. Gee whiz, could I already have the solution to my
> > own problem? Is there any problem swapping a 1980 transmission into
> > 1991, like flange sizes, etc?
> > On another matter, the Golf has started to act up lately - losing
> > power momentarily in 5th gear. Shifting into 4th, it picks right up
> > again. It never stalls. Could this be the solenoid acting up -
> > electrical connection? Or something dreadful?
> > Appreciate any assistance,
> > Chris
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