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Which Variator?

Had it all apart this weekend and decided to check my variator. To my big surprise it was different inside than others i have taken apart. It sort of consisted of more pieces inside than i had seen before.
This variator isn't very old (< 15.000miles).
I know there was an update version once and i thought the one with more pieces inside was the old one????

Any clues?
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Re: Which Variator?

Jaap Bouma did a lengthy article, with good illustrations on AO a while back, in which I believe he referred to the earlier versions, and the later types, and their differences, if you are able to locate it?:
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Re: Which Variator?

I bet the ones you'd previously opened had a seal around the main spindle whereas the new one that you've split has no seal there but a mini piston ring typeseal on the advancing cog, which is shoerter than the old one but has a secondary cog, thrust washers and a plstic spacer??? bit of difference eh?
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Re: Which Variator?

So, you say the new type is the one with the Piston ring seal?
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