Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:44 am

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:27 am
I hope you are swapping out the reverse gear as it's pretty hammered from shifting into it while moving or mis-adjusted clutch. The slider looks ok other than the busted tooth again from forcing it into gear. These transmission are meant to shift slowly and with a correctly adjusted clutch.
That is a broken reverse gear tooth on the outside of the 1/2 slider. It should be replaced as should the "force-chamfered" reverse idler.

I know tommu does not need a lesson in how to shift a VW transaxle, and could in fact tell you that there are times that a lightening quick gearchange is the more merciful well-synchronized shift than a "shift slowly".
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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by tommu » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 am

These are the parts that were replaced. Along with the shift ball, roller bearings, seals etc. The transmission is in the car and feeling very nice indeed.

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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by Amskeptic » Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:53 am

tommu wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 am
These are the parts that were replaced. Along with the shift ball, roller bearings, seals etc. The transmission is in the car and feeling very nice indeed.
I cannot remember what it felt like on our test drive, did it bring itself to my attention?
You are one step closer to the Bus Nirvana that is a fully capable late model VW bus.
I just drove the BobD two days ago, and it was a reminder that these cars were such beautiful light, precise, drivers when new.
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Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 116,898 miles
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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by tommu » Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:53 am
tommu wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 am
These are the parts that were replaced. Along with the shift ball, roller bearings, seals etc. The transmission is in the car and feeling very nice indeed.
I cannot remember what it felt like on our test drive, did it bring itself to my attention?
You are one step closer to the Bus Nirvana that is a fully capable late model VW bus.
I just drove the BobD two days ago, and it was a reminder that these cars were such beautiful light, precise, drivers when new.
Colin
A slightly reluctant change into 3rd, and a reluctant grind into 4th gear were the symptoms. It's a lot quieter too. I couldn't specifically hear transmission noise but it was there.

In truth I could have lived with it for a few years but it wouldn't have been fun.

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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:01 am

tommu wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:49 am

In truth I could have lived with it for a few years but it wouldn't have been fun.

Life is too short not to have fun. I say go for the fun while you can.
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Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by bajaman72 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm

I wanna have fun!!
In all seriousness though.. a trans builder in Burbank?? Is this a shop or a friend? Still need to get my 091 rebuilt and Burbank is WAY closer than all the other shops I have been looking into.
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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by tommu » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:18 pm

bajaman72 wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:32 pm
I wanna have fun!!
In all seriousness though.. a trans builder in Burbank?? Is this a shop or a friend? Still need to get my 091 rebuilt and Burbank is WAY closer than all the other shops I have been looking into.
This is Bela's Foreign Car repair: https://www.yelp.com/biz/belas-foreign- ... =date_desc
He's a general mechanic and not a transmission specialist. Being is in his 80s and still in demand it's not easy to to get the work scheduled. If you can get a slot then go for it! I only work 10 minutes away by foot, so I could badger him until he had time to work on my bus.

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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by Bleyseng » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:05 am

What oil did you use? I have had great results using Swepco 201 transmission oil.. Really smooth shifting.
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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by tommu » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 am

It was filled by the shop. They dropped and reinstalled the tranny for me. But that is a good tip and a good reminder that I should check the oil level before I drive too far. Just to be sure..

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Re: Itinerant Cow Goes Rogue . . . to LA

Post by Bleyseng » Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:32 pm

It's fun getting 7.5 pints into it......
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