astra g 6 speed conversion adventures

evocarlos

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more work on the box and couple of other bits to try and stop a wobble ive got
wheel bearings
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all out
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the bolts on the subframe dont seam right
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cut the small washer off and its now flat
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new wheel bearings on
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fitted some known good cv joints
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diff out
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quaffe
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timken cut off and thrown in the bin new snr going in
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checking for round and then making a better job of centering bolt
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not bad if i say so myslef lol
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evocarlos

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Was the little washer not meant to go under the bolt head? Good work on the box, new bearings are loads biggger
came pre made there pressed on to the bolt and i thru the old ones in the bin so not sure if it was meant to be under or above ? :confused:

thanks :) took me a while to do but its still notchy works fine could just be the new syncros bedding in or on the sevier side a bent/damaged selector fork
 

evocarlos

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Looking at that I would say the bolts were wrongly made. The spring washer should have been on the head side of the large washer not the bush side.
it was not a spring washer thats just where i cut it and bent it off :) i dont actually know what the originals look like lol

Ah right, odd design then.

Hopefully it sorts itself out (y)
seams a bit better today think i may need to bleed the clutch again and im sure there's something different with the clutch pedal like its stiff in the last part
 

evocarlos

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Next step on the 6speed conversion
Ive managed to get a real clean and tidy corsa vxr box for a price im not saying as it turns out the box dont even need the 6th gear bearing doing
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Even the inside of the bell housing is clean
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Gears all look good
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Counted the ring and pinion 71/17 so it is the 4.17 fd
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Next step mix and match to get the box i want 4.17 fd with 1-5 astra gears and the diesel 6th :)
 

evocarlos

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Could be easyer than i thought the corsa box uses the same MZ0 gears as the vectra box Screenshot_20171113-090403.png

Swap the diff and fit the diesel 6th then put the revised end case on
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But i think im going to change the large bearings on the pinions in the process
 

evocarlos

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got the box out the car this afternoon in the dark the new ring battery spot lamp helped with that lol
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still quite clean
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cleared some space on the bench and got to stripping it down
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yep the diff is still there lol
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press came in handy for the bigger bits
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and for pushing off the 6th gear off the input shaft
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all parts checked and laid out ready for when the new bearings arrive
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evocarlos

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and people keep saying the f23 is better had nothing but trouble with both of mine
the m32 in both cars have been better overall smother changes better fuel eco with the use of 6th and the convenience of being able to do a 98% repair without even removing the bellhousing i say 98 cause the one part the input shaft seal you cant do unless you take the bellhousing off
 
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