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Old 09-11-05, 17:39   #1
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VL 5ltr Trans

Hey guys,

My 5ltr 1988 VL Transmission has packed it in finally I think.. slips like all hell in every gear, wasnt a very friendly drive home

What box do the VL's have in them ? I know they are a 3spd Trimatic, but are they a turbo or aussie pattern ?

Also after some adive, get my current box reco'd and pay almost $1800 for that, or take the risk and buy a 2nd hand box for it.
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Old 10-11-05, 00:14   #2
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yeh mate...mine does the same thing only recently. also wondering what i should do. recon or second hand???
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Old 10-11-05, 10:23   #3
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You can buy an outright fully built Racematic from Hugo's in Melbourne for around 1600. I'm sure he would be happy to even ship it up to you....

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Old 10-11-05, 11:23   #4
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Convert to manual for around 2K that would be my advice.
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Old 19-11-05, 18:51   #5
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$1800 seems pretty steep for a trimatic rebuild. A basic rebuild last time I priced one up was around $800 with some minor shift work also. Depends if things like planetary gears are stuffed, then price goes up as trying to find a decent set can be hard.

Look for VC 4 cyl auto box as they will have the least amoutn of work given motor was such a piece of crap, that was advice from trans shop when it came to sourcing planetary gears. If box whines, then usually planetary gears are stuffed.
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Old 20-11-05, 10:35   #6
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like i said before adam, stick with the trimatic, get it rebuilt and u will love it
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Old 19-12-05, 19:36   #7
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anywhere else to buy rebuilt trimatics? ie performance shops.
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Old 19-12-05, 23:25   #8
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how much power can a standard Trimatic handle in a 5L vl?
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Old 20-12-05, 07:40   #9
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Go a Turbo 400 or even a 350 that would be urbest bet, or u could have ur Trimatic rebuilt and made pretty tuff
My mate runs a trimatic in his car built by Als Race Glides and the thing is pretty tuff
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Old 01-01-06, 19:23   #10
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Take the thing to an auto shop to actually check whats wrong with it. Ive spent a few hundred on mine when mines slipped / not had any gears etc instead of paying nearly $2000 for a whole new box!
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Old 01-01-06, 19:46   #11
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id just about bet its clutches, new clutches, new seals, new bands and a shift kit for under 1k
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Old 01-01-06, 20:32   #12
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Look for VC 4 cyl auto box as they will have the least amoutn of work given motor was such a piece of crap,

hahaha love your choice of words !
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