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Re: [T3] Auto Transmission

On 8 Jan 2003 at 11:31, jason.smith@sarcom.com wrote:

> Two more questions.  It seems like it is turning out that I was stuck in 1st
> gear not 2nd, the reason I could seemingly down shift was because per the
> Bentley only when the lever is in the 1 position is engine braking
> available.  So want seemed two gears was only one.

This sounds strange to me, but I don't know enough to say whether it is 
possible, or how it might come about. I would think that you would get all the  
effects of 1st gear no matter of how you ended up there. Sounds like we should 
both study the manuals. Russ may understand this.

> Question 1:  I drove the car at 45mph (probably in 1st) for about 2 hours,
> what have I done to it? Note: there are no obvious signs of damage, still
> runs good, did tune up oil change after the drive, no ominous signs.

Any damage you might have done would have been to the engine, just from revving 
it too high for too long. There's not much you can do about it now, but you may 
have beat up the # 2 main bearing saddle a bit.

> Question 2:  After checking the VM I left the hose off accidentally.  I
> drove around the block and there was no change in the tranny operation, just
> the engine rev up rev down at idle cause I left the vacuum hose
> disconnected.  Does this mean anything ie vm is bad (the vm does not leak)
> or is the vm inconsequential when only running in 1st?

The loping idle is the FI correct response to a vacuum leak and just indicates 
that several things are working properly.

The VM isn't doing anything if the car won't shift. I believe there is a piston 
or pushrod behind the VM; if this part was missing it might cause your problem, 
but I'm not sure of that. If everything else looks good I'd suggest that you 
drop the pan of the AT and see how things look inside there. You should also 
remove the governor and make sure the drive tang is still there. If it has 
fallen into the final drive you may find it stuck to the drain plug magnet.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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