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bookwus

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An Open Letter To Randy
« on: December 13, 2006, 09:36:00 PM »
Hiya Randy,

A couple of days ago you sent an e-mail my way with a listing for a company that was supplying rebuild kits for AutoStick transmissions.
Looked really good.  I tried to return your e-mail but it was repeatedly bounced back to me, so I hope this reaches you.

I contacted Driveline.com and asked about their kits.  Alas, the parts/kits they have listed are NOT for AutoStick equipped cars.  Rather they are for the fully automatic transmissions VW was installing in 1500s, 411s and 412s.

Their online listings could have been quite a bit more precise about all this and I think that may have led to some confusion about just what was being offered for sale.  Too bad!  But thanks for the heads-up.
ike

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An Open Letter To Randy
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2006, 05:27:40 PM »
That happened to me with them so I got my bits from VW (you would be surprised how many parts are still current), VW Classic parts (Germany), VW Heritage (UK) and EVW (USA), generally bearing/oil seal suppliers and some parts are impossible to get so I had them made (one way clutch gasket) or other parts modified to make off the shelf items work (turbine shaft seal). Now I have to do put it all back together gain after a visit to Cog box (UK) to have the pinion depth and shift forks set.
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« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2007, 02:39:34 AM »
Hi,
Couldn't you get the turbine seal???
is this the torque converter oil seal???

I'm sure CIP1 still have them.... in the USA...
they are listed in a few catalogs on line...

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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 05:18:59 PM »
The seal I needed was the turbine shaft input seal into the gearbox (001 301137A), not the torque converter seal. I tried everything I could to get one, even contacted the original manufacturer in Germany, CFW, but they said it was a design owned by VW. I got a seal from them that was 1-mm larger in its internal diameter and 1-mm thinner and I have had the turbine shaft sleeved and machined to accept the new seal. I hope it works but the theory is good! If I do come across the correct seal I have another turbine shaft I can use.
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