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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:22 am 
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Hey all,
sorry to be a pain in the a***, i know theres a thread floating around about how to convert your EF from auto to manual, but i don't want to do it myself.

I was just wondering if anybody in perth has got it done by professionals, and also how much am i lookin at paying?

hate having an auto and not being able to shift gears.. (boring)


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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 12:44 pm 
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Thread moved :)

 

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Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 11:57 pm 
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no wonder i couldnt find the dam thing.. my bad for not reading..

anyone got any info?

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 11:05 pm 
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I'm sure there are some WA members here that may give you a hand if you ask nicely...though some favours may be required.

You could give it a shot, but if you are hopeless with tools then I suggest not too.

good luck

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Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:05 pm 
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kmart tyre n auto wanted to charge me $150 each way (in and out) to just swap over an auto box.

so i did it myself in my driveway. took me a while by myself. as i ran into loads of problems due to zorst been in the way. so i had to take extractors off. and getting a heavy clunker gearbox back in the car when it was just sitting on jackstands @ the front..

after that ordeal.. my next step was manual conversion.
and that was 200% easier.. i had that manual box in and out in about 5 minutes. (had to get it all lined up correctly)

with manual.. setup the clutch... bolt it onto the flywheel tight... put the bellhousing on next and tighten that up.. and then slip the T5 in the back.

very light and very easy way to do it compared with trying to benchpress a complete Auto gearbox.

i say do it @ home.. if u got car-ramps even easier than jacking up and putting on stands.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:55 pm 
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I am also in the same boat as the OP.

I would really like to change my EF XR8 over from AUTO to MANUAL but I'm a little confused as to where to start. I'd really like to know how much it would cost so I have a goal to save towards.

Do I have to actually source out a manual gearbox myself or is there a place which I can buy one and get it installed at?

I am also in Perth.


ps - I don't think I would be able to do it myself....as I don't know an awful lot about transmissions/engines..... I'd love to learn though :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:57 pm 
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i'm ripping out a manual & putting it back in sometime soon if anyone wants to come for a look-see :)

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:30 pm 
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I also have an ef xr8 and find the auto to be very boring like the questions before would love to know how much it would set me back ???
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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:00 pm 
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Me 3 also wants a manual, will do it myself (refuse to pay someone if i can bum my way through it), anyone no how much you'll pay for xr8 ecu? should be able to trade auto with xr ecu to reduce some of cost?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:36 pm 
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i suggest ringing a specialist gearbox mob and getting a quote from them to do it.

If you have to ask how much and whats involved then you most probably wont be able to do it anyway.......
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