[Vwdiesel] FF transmission swap
jhsg at sasktel.net
Tue Nov 14 00:18:27 EST 2006
yeah, just an inline fuse.
Amperage doesn't matter. All you are protecting the circuit from is a
dead short, which will pop anything this side of reasonable. from 5 to
30 is fine.
raymond greeley wrote:
> Hey James, when you fuse the stop solenoid, what amp and I suppose it is
> in line. ray
>> 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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