Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

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Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by ruckman101 » Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:32 pm

Anyone done this? Difficulty level? Five speed manual.


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Re: Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by Amskeptic » Wed May 17, 2017 4:19 pm

ruckman101 wrote:
Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:32 pm
Anyone done this? Difficulty level? Five speed manual.

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Easy, according to my last changeout too many years ago.

Need to support engine at flywheel end with a chain and a 2 or 4x4. If a different transaxle is going in, make sure shift linkage is fresh and properly adjusted.

IIRC, the driveshafts can be removed just from the differential and hung up out of the way.
You own a 2008 Rabbit now? Whatever happened to the Golf?
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Re: Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by ruckman101 » Sun May 28, 2017 9:43 pm

I've never had a Golf. The 2.5 liter five cylinder Rabbit is essentially a Golf, but badged a Rabbit for a short run.

The transmission failure hit us at a critical point of crisis, that left no room for me to explore the options. Thus, the local dealer did the work. Invest 4k, or sell it to them for $500. We invested on a credit card, and realized we had to sell, because we didn't have the pockets for that kind of investment. But the family angel that "gave" us the car initially really wants us to keep it, and covered the costs of a new factory transmission installed by the dealer, and yes, new clutch. So we're keeping it.

Now normally, when I name a car, I favor alliterations. Joan Jetta. Linda LUV, Gretta and now Gretchen Ghia, Bertha Bus, Betty Baja, Ginger Geo, but that alliteration eluded me with the 2008 Rabbit. Roger wasn't cutting it. Then there's the familial pressure of the clan I have married into, the Easters, so it had to be Bunny Rabbit.

Bunny just rolled over 100k miles, and Ginger Geo just rolled over to 200k miles. And Bertha Bus is itching for Maupin.


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Re: Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 29, 2017 8:42 am

ruckman101 wrote:
Sun May 28, 2017 9:43 pm
I've never had a Golf. The 2.5 liter five cylinder Rabbit is essentially a Golf, but badged a Rabbit for a short run.

The transmission failure hit us at a critical point of crisis, that left no room for me to explore the options. Thus, the local dealer did the work. Invest 4k, or sell it to them for $500. We invested on a credit card, and realized we had to sell, because we didn't have the pockets for that kind of investment. But the family angel that "gave" us the car initially really wants us to keep it, and covered the costs of a new factory transmission installed by the dealer, and yes, new clutch. So we're keeping it.

Now normally, when I name a car, I favor alliterations. Joan Jetta. Linda LUV, Gretta and now Gretchen Ghia, Bertha Bus, Betty Baja, Ginger Geo, but that alliteration eluded me with the 2008 Rabbit. Roger wasn't cutting it. Then there's the familial pressure of the clan I have married into, the Easters, so it had to be Bunny Rabbit.

Bunny just rolled over 100k miles, and Ginger Geo just rolled over to 200k miles. And Bertha Bus is itching for Maupin.


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I am itching for Maupin too. Like 2018, no real itinerary schedule, just get there.
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Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by tristessa » Mon May 29, 2017 10:48 am

Note to self -- arrange for multiple broken rigs to arrive on tow trucks at Maupin 2018. Preferably *with* spare parts on-hand...
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Re: Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by Amskeptic » Mon May 29, 2017 5:34 pm

tristessa wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 10:48 am
Note to self -- arrange for multiple broken rigs to arrive on tow trucks at Maupin 2018. Preferably *with* spare parts on-hand...

Ah yes, memories:

http://www.itinerant-air-cooled.com/vie ... 350#p71073


We could have fun even without spare parts. There is a cafe with a kitchen just down the road with all number of interesting items. Mark won't mind.
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BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,130 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,787 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 94,615 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,990 miles

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Re: Transmission swap 2008 VW Rabbit

Post by asiab3 » Tue May 30, 2017 11:31 am

I'll bring the RTV.

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