astra g 6 speed conversion adventures

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#1
so here is my 6 speed conversion adventure it will take a while but i now have the box and shafts
time to get the clutch changed and the attaching parts to make it work

thanks to 20vt for the box :)

removing the engine and gearbox the technical way
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got the box on the bench to inspect the outer bearings and the diff planetary shafts Daz knows about this :)
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case looks good no damage to the alloy case at all and the bearing faces look good
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one bearing is showing some signs of wear but not that much
all the gears look good and the magnet don't have much on it
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outer case got cleaned with bilberry wheel cleaner
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looks nice and clean inside now :)
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the progress will be slow on this one but hope to have it fitted to the car before the engine get put back together :)
 

evocarlos

Stupid Bollocks
Staff
#17
ok i got it now
timken are the originals that fail more often with the metal cage
the SNR are the upgrade with the plastic cage and bigger race
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timken on the left snr on the right
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it also looks like there is a case mod to combat the oil starved bearing
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i called my local machine shop and arranged to have the case acid dipped and cleaned up the same way i have the heads done :)
had to strip all the parts from the case for a proper job
selector out
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gear clusters out
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laid out on the shelf
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no broken teeth :)
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inner races are showing signs of wear
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slave cylinder removed and input shaft seal out
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the big bit :)
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the other bits :)
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