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Re: [T3] Trans Problem...Solved?

On Sun, 2003-11-23 at 19:51, Mark Fuhriman wrote:

> I looked at the coupling under the car in front of the tranny.  Looked OK,
> including the set screw.  I'm confused here, though.. Photos in Bentley
> (Fig. 5-1, p.18) and Haynes (2.5b, P.95 and Fig. 6.4, p.97) show just one
> set screw.  But the 1966 Elfrink manual (p.107) shows two set screws.  Was
> there a difference early/late?  Maybe I just needed to look farther ahead in
> the tunnel to find the forward screw?  Anyway, everything looked tight.  No
> locking wire, though.  Looks like somebody replaced the square-head screw
> with a hole for the wire with a hex-head screw with no hole.  The screw tip
> was the right shape to pass into the dimple in the selector rod.  Guess I
> should have put it back with loctite.
I just check the 2 photos you reference. The Bentley is showing the late
style coupler, which yours would have. The Elfrink is early coupler
which would be right for a pre '65 I think.

> I decided to change the gear oil in the tranny.  I'd never done it to this
> car since I've had it (3+ years).  I'm embarrassed to admit that it was
> about a quart low, and the magnet was full of crud.  Put fresh oil in and
> went for a drive.  Three days now, and 100 miles later, no problem with 2nd
> gear anymore.  Low/old gear oil must have made 2nd gear sluggish in there?
> Seems better now, in any case.
Glad to hear that new oil fixed the problem. 

Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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