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Old 11-15-2004, 23:25   #1 (permalink)
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5 speed boxes

I gonna rebuild a 5 speed... bro's a mechanic.. all bearings n syncro's where needed.. n clutch will be looked at then.. obviously

So are there any recommendations or common issues i might need to know about?

Also.. i been told that the flywheel of the XF 6 has an issue with undoing itself when revved high..

Anyone heard of this? The bloke i was talking to is into dragracing so it was revved real hard.
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Old 11-16-2004, 20:10   #2 (permalink)
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I am still investigating.. havent spent a cent yet..

So wot brands are recommended for parts? Bearings i will get locally.. i work in the industry!!

I heard that the threadlock still broke free!!

But geez.. i dont intend goin that revvy
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Old 11-18-2004, 02:58   #3 (permalink)
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Don't malwood make the gearbox?? Or do they just deal with them? Cus they might have cheaper bearings for the box - from my experiences, Ford are 40% dearer for the EXACT same items than other places
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hey stangas, which company u working for?

im in the industry too! haha
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Old 11-18-2004, 03:50   #5 (permalink)
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T5? i heard that the commodore input shaft bearing is th beast to use as their shaft is much longer hence heavy duty bearing. any comments
my T5 is making a collapsed bearing noise (constant through all gears)not in car any more but would like to rebuild it.?
does anyone do a change over on these boxes in victoria? if so what is price mine has worn second synchros as most would? but at $550 i would not replace them.
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but the input shaft is suported in the piot bearing in the crank..... the t5's have twin tapererd rollers in the input shaft pretty strong i think
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Old 11-19-2004, 02:36   #7 (permalink)
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ford recomend atf for the t5's ... On one of the us mustang sites, they werre talking about t5's they recken the quickest way to kill a tf is to use gear oil andg, def recomend atf fliud
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Mate ATF is what ford recomend for t5's ...... If you know beter than ford and borgwarner go right ahead and use gear oil... if you dont know more than fords and borg warner use ATF... THe quickest way to kill a t5 is use gear oil
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Old 11-27-2004, 03:20   #9 (permalink)
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Ford arent allways right.

Remember this comment from ford

"The 4 speed automatics are a sealed unit, requiring no maintainence"
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You could also order upgraded gearsets/clusters from the Ford Motorsport catalogue, stronger gearsets & diff ratios, top make the T5 alot stronger.
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