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5th gear upgrade

  1. Recommended garages in Lincolnshire

    General Technical
    I am planning to have the 5th gear ratio gears changed on my T4. I am not feeling completely confident in doing it myself if I can avoid it. Been looking for a local garage to do it but so far all the ones I have contacted either won't touch it or would want to remove the gearbox and send it...
  2. transfer from the reds

    Team Blue
    Well, after a six month rebuild she's nearly ready to hit the road... It's Niagara Blue over Pastel White - a tribute to the 71/72 era Microbus, the Transporter's heyday (and my favourite colour scheme)
  3. My 2.0 petrol 5th gear upgrade

    Engine & Gearbox
    Having read a few threads on this forum about this upgrade I'm going to go for it. The plan is to change the 0.756 ratio in my DQJ box (62mph @ 3000 rpm) to either a 0.681 for 69mph or 0.658 for 71 mph. Given that most of the time going to work the van is empty and weekends it normally...
  4. T4 %th gear upgrade

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    I know this question has been asked many times but all the answers are different. I have a 1997 Transporter with the 1.9TD engine. 5th Gear seems to rev too high and i need to know the part numbers required for the 5th gear upgrade please. Dont post links to other sources please as they all say...
  5. Chip tuning/Remapping/5th Gear Mod

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    Help needed, i am now unbelievably confused, i have a 1997 transporter 1000 td that has been converted to a camper, it has the 1.9td engine (1896cc). The 5th gear appears too short to me (a common problem i believe) and i was also looking to have it remapped but it appears this isnt possible on...
  6. Have you done owt good today!

    The Pub
    Just having a bit of a gloat really but today I did the 5th gear mod and fitted cruise control to my van.Rasp: I would recommend both for the blue i people as I now do 70mph @ just below 2800rpm. The acceleration is also more like a car rather than ripping your neck off. (After Wayne's remap)...
  7. 1.9TD Tuning Facts and Figures

    Engine & Gearbox
    Here's some 1.9TD data I've collated comparing the performance of the "economy" Caravelle gearbox with the close ratio "van" gearbox (which happens to be what I'm running)... 1.9TD Caravelle and Transporter from August 1992 to 2003 with manual transmission (to keep things "simple" I've only...
  8. Gear oil

    Engine & Gearbox
    With everyone changing their fifth gears, I thought I'd better add this... A note on gearbox oils VW state that the gearbox oil is in there for life. However, as VW transaxle life can be short, general advise from VW Forum Network seems to be that gearbox oil should be changed at every 4th...
  9. Any info please. 2.5-5th gear upgrade.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Hello, Have been doing searches on a 5th gear upgrade on my PP172 (02b vw gearbox) but cant see anything on the 2.5. Are they all the same? or is it not been done?. I Think this would be a perfect upgrade for my van as it is way under geared and could take quite a big jump in ratios. Any...
  10. Finding Fifth Gear

    Technical Articles
    The idea of the tall top gear is not a new one. Indeed, most VW's in time have had a top gear that goes beyond direct one to one (1:1) drive to the wheels - that is, for every turn of the engine the gearbox turns the final drive once. These higher top gears are known as overdrive ratios. The...
  11. Finding Fifth Gear

    VW Warranty / Technical Articles
    The idea of the tall top gear is not a new one. Indeed, most VW's in time have had a top gear that goes beyond direct one to one (1:1) drive to the wheels - that is, for every turn of the engine the gearbox turns the final drive once. These higher top gears are known as overdrive ratios. The...
  12. 5TH gear upgrade group buy

    Forum Member Bulk Buys
    Hi, ive got a deal with VW at the minute and can source the pairs of gears needed for the upgrade in various ratios dependant on what you want. prices are for at least 5 being bought at a time. £165 inc VAT per set another £for postal delivery and talk to me about fitting.
  13. HOW TO - 5th gear upgrade!

    Technical Articles
    Recently installed a 1.9TDI motor from a golf into my T4 and also changed the 5th gear from the golf into my T4 gearbox to give a higher top speed and lower RPM at cruising speed. Original ratio was .78:1 and the golf TDI was .71:1 You need to identify the gearbox by reading the code ontop of...
  14. The 02G TDI Gearbox

    Technical Articles
    For the 5-cylinder 2.5 litre ACV (102bhp/75kw) TDI engine launched in August 1995 on the T4a, VW provided the stronger 02G gearbox. Unique to the high power T4's, this gearbox is more able to cope with the extra torque generated by these state of the art engines. The Audi based ACV engine was...
  15. The 02D Syncro Gearbox

    Technical Articles
    The T4 Syncro's initial launch in August 1992 saw the introduction of the 02D gearbox, a development of the 02B with an additional housing for the drive to the rear wheels. Options included a range of rear differential units to make the set, depending on whether a differential lock and / or...
  16. The 02B Gearbox

    Technical Articles
    The 02B Gearbox is a beefed up 5-speed gearbox derived from the new cable operated 02A gearbox first found in the '89 Corrado, '88 Passat and Mk2 Golf G60 and grew into the 02Z gearbox found in the 4-cylinder T5 models. Gear selection in the Transporter is relayed by heavy duty rods rather...
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