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Old 02-13-2002, 20:17   #1 (permalink)
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T5 Transmission Conversion

Hey Blokes!

Im considering converting my 4 speed automatic in my EA Fairmont Ghia to a T5 so i can get all the guts out of my engine. Ive had about 100 different point of views from wreckers and transmission specialists some say it's fine some say no mate not worth the trouble and some say that it screws the electrics. Is there anybody out there with a EAII Fairmont Ghia that converted from a 4 speed to a T5 cause i would like to know the prices and problems they had with it. also if its not to much trouble does anyone know of any strengthened automatic gearbox choices for an EA.

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Old 02-18-2002, 08:53   #2 (permalink)
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Old 03-03-2002, 19:16   #3 (permalink)
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Manual Conversion

i better option might be to find a written off manual, local insurance depo's and things like that are a goldmine.

i mean for under a grand to might be able to pick up a complete car.
youve got the ecu,pedal box,flywheel, clutch , crossmember etc etc

and other spare parts for yourself!
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Old 04-02-2002, 21:33   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Manual Conversion

I've recently done a conversion in an ED Fairmont.
A wrecker had a "reconditioned" box, and charged $1500 for the swap, plus I paid extra for a new clutch plate and thrust bearing. Although he said I didn't need a manual computer, the ECU just spat out error messages on test, so I paid an extra $150 for a manual ECU. Also, I discovered that if I reversed for any distance, it would jump out of gear! This was fixed by the garage. I've also had a problem with gear vibration (buzz/sizzle), especially acceleration hard in 3rd.
Seems it was a problem with these boxes and there is a fix for it- I've taken it to a transmission reconditioner in my local area- I'll let you know the result. I also have to have the unichip remapped. It's not an easy manual, like a Corolla- you have to concentrate to get smooth changes. Is it worthwhile? ABSOLUTELY!
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Old 04-06-2002, 17:19   #5 (permalink)
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AUTO Transmition

I know sum mad place you can get your transmition rebuilt which could hold upto 600horspower you can take it to Yarra Vally Transmitions which is located on Marronda high way in lillidale and also you can take it to Bresciani performance, which is located in cambellfield they charge about $3000 but it will hold the power, I got a 4 speed auto and i`m taking my transmition there cause he will garentee me it will hld the power and his work is excellent
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