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Parts: Known to be Acceptable

Post by spiffy » Fri Sep 22, 2006 7:56 pm

Lobro brand (german) CV joints.
Bus Depot replacement CV bolts.
Bus Depot AT filter and gasket kit.
German Supply Final Drive Gasket.
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Post by daves_ale » Fri Sep 22, 2006 8:25 pm

Rockford boots are fantastic. I got mine straight from the website. I here the don't hold up as well up in the Northern climates.....but then I'm in Texas.
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Post by hambone » Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:33 am

For future reference: does anyone know of a rebuilt transaxle that is of comparable quality to original German?

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:49 pm

daves_ale wrote: Rockford boots are fantastic.
Update!
They're crap!
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Post by Westy78 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:10 pm

hambone wrote:For future reference: does anyone know of a rebuilt transaxle that is of comparable quality to original German?
Hambone, get ahold of Daryl of AA Transaxle up in Duvall Washington. Word on the WetWesty list is that he does excellent work.

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Post by fido » Thu Oct 19, 2006 1:39 am

For UK people, Type3Detectives 003 trans gasket.
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Post by Sluggo » Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:36 am

Redline Synthetic GL4 Tranny Fluid. You can get it at Harley shops & performance shops.
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Post by daves_ale » Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:55 am

Amskeptic wrote:
daves_ale wrote: Rockford boots are fantastic.
Update!
They're crap!
Colin
Ya got that right.
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Post by Amskeptic » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:08 pm

Darryl's phone number: 425-788-4070 AATransaxle uppainnaWashington
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by Amskeptic » Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:46 pm

rockford CV boots again! According to curtis4085 (if he is still amongst us),
"What Rockford has listed is correct. http://www.rockfordcv.com/Volkswagen_bootkits.htm
I bought the transporter ones and they are right size. Now awhile ago I heard they were selling short boots but from what I understand it's been fixed.(they have 4 ribs) part # 339-22"
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . .111,155 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,820 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 98,380 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . 55,510 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,885 miles

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Post by drober23 » Wed May 29, 2013 6:58 am

I just ordered the Rockford CV Boot Kits #339-22 directly from Rockford. 1-815-962-1411
They have a 2-tiered pricing - consumer or "jobber" for if you are some sort of business. The difference was pretty dramatic. The rep ended up giving me the lower price, but I am not sure if they do that regularly or not. I suppose if you made the case that you were a repair business, or a fleet customer up front you would be given the lower price first. fyi.

On 5/29/13 the consumer price was $29.20, and the "jobber" price was $17.49. This includes the boot, grease, circlip, but not new bolts. I will edit this post when they arrive.

2/25/2017: Ok, I didn't update when they arrived, but they seemed fine and installed well enough. They failed some time during the summer of 2016. 2 of the 4 I installed completely split. Blerg.
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Post by asiab3 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:37 pm

Anyone have any experience with the BusDepot "Febi" wheel bearing/race/seal kit? I'm specifically looking for the non-composite rear bearings, but if they're good I'll order the fronts to match.
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Post by Bleyseng » Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:56 am

drober23 wrote:I just ordered the Rockford CV Boot Kits #339-22 directly from Rockford. 1-815-962-1411
They have a 2-tiered pricing - consumer or "jobber" for if you are some sort of business. The difference was pretty dramatic. The rep ended up giving me the lower price, but I am not sure if they do that regularly or not. I suppose if you made the case that you were a repair business, or a fleet customer up front you would be given the lower price first. fyi.

On 5/29/13 the consumer price was $29.20, and the "jobber" price was $17.49. This includes the boot, grease, circlip, but not new bolts. I will edit this post when they arrive.
Have they ever arrived?? I need to replace the 4 year old boots so I am looking for some good long lasting parts like the OEM ones that were 30 yrs old before they failed.
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Post by Boxcar » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:05 am

Rons Transaxle
1009 Broadway Ave
San Pablo, CA
510 235 6263

rebuild, modifications, parts for automatics
presumably gearboxes transaxles as well.

Good Guy=Ron=Owner

I bought parts,in 2008. Used. Very fair prices. When a circlip groove completely fractured on a fw/reverse clutch drum he sold to me, he sent a replacement nocost+shipping. It wasnt stripped and contained a clutchpack with moderate use. Certainly good, so that compensated shipping.

When I rebuilt my 003 auto, Ron had a decent fluid pump, and everything else I needed to put my trans right as far as non consumables. Thrust bushings.
Fluid pump gear fragged on a shakedown drive, way out of town. Never rebuilt or had this auto failure before and had a full plate rehab on the bus to do, so the whining warning went unheeded.
It telegraphed warning whine which I Lucas( Hope) TransTreatmented. Till it let go, and ceased to make drum grabbing pressure.
Master kit I sourced someplace else, name which escapes me. Torque converter I had rehabbed at some funnycar place in LI. should have an addy somewhere for east coasters.That service should be available regionally.
That's about all I can remember off the top of my head.
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Post by hambone » Mon May 23, 2016 3:37 pm

hambone wrote:For future reference: does anyone know of a rebuilt transaxle that is of comparable quality to original German?
10 years later I ask the same question. It is almost time. Colin what do you think of your Rancho transaxle? And what is the deal with certain bellhousings not permitting a socket on the engine mounting bolt head? There seems to be a cast boss in the way.
The other option is German Transaxle in Bend but they are spendy with a lesser warranty.
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