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gear box, from petrol to diesel

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I am having a spot of difficulty with the car. the clutch went and the man now tells me that the gar box is not far behind. does any one know if the gar box from a petrol 156 will fit a diesel one (2.4). at the moment I need a gear box and quick or no car for the Christmas holidays.

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Re: gear box, from petrol to diesel

No it won't fit without modifications....but it could be done....petrol box wont hold the torque
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Re: gear box, from petrol to diesel

Whether it fits or not, its not something you want to be trying I would say.. The petrol box will be eaten alive by the sheer torque of the oil burner! I wouldn't give it 100 miles!
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Re: gear box, from petrol to diesel

Won't fit without serious modification. What were the symptoms before your clutch went? Hopping out of gear? Hard to get in gear? Whining noise? I'm a little sceptical of dealers, hence the questions.

Saw a 2nd hand box on Ebay lately... was about 400 from memory
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Re: gear box, from petrol to diesel

Yeah whats wrong with box? Don't really fail that often

You can get box recon'd quickly most places have exchange boxes on shelf. Tameside Transmissions are good near Manchester, sorry don't know your location.
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Re: gear box, from petrol to diesel

the JTD 2.4 box is not dis-similar to the V6 petrol.

All this talk or torque, the 1.9JTD 140bhp is basically a V6 box with different cogs.

there really not that dissimilar.

whilst you could fit a V6 6-speed bos by changing the bell housing, you will find all the ratios are wrong and far too high revving.

Look on ebay, completed listings, as someone had a jtd box for sale for £150.

Buy what is wrong with yours, bad synchros? - can be fixed.
slight whine - probably just £50 quids worth of bearings?

Its probably not much and I would suggest a second opinion.
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Re: gear box, from petrol to diesel

The ratio's are entirely different as Jason says.

2.4 torque isnt dissimilar to a GTA which has essentially the same box, so I dont believe torque would break it in the short term.
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