Date: Sun, 18 Jul 2004 12:21:09 -0400
From: S R Sharp <>
Subject: Re: C900 heavy-duty or aftermarket transmissions?

KeithG wrote: > It depends on what you really mean. The tranny was originally designed > for a <100hp vehicle and it will work well, if not abused, with 165hp > for 200kmi+. You do need to change the fluid on occasion. > > There is a 4sp tranny available which has a reputation of being more > sturdy. Some say bulletproof, but I kind of doubt that. Abuse will > destroy any of these. > > What year tranny have you destroyed? The 89+ is better. I am very > partial to the '91 model year. A friend has an '86 C900T with about > 275kmi on the original tranny and it still works fine... Haven't "destroyed" one yet. Bought a '87 900S a couple years ago and had the manual transmission rebuilt with some used and new parts; it was popping out of first and third. A couple days ago it popped out of reverse but I admit I was going faster than I usually go in reverse- maybe I should say I was accelerating in reverse since I wasn't going that fast. Also every once in a while when I shift from third to fourth the stick will snap against my hand when I push the clutch. Will an '89+ transmission drop into an '87? Are the turbo trannies more robust? Can these be purchased new or only rebuilt? I'd rather put $2-3k into a "heavy duty" transmission than $1k every couple years into my current one. Thanks for any info. -----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----== Over 100,000 Newsgroups - 19 Different Servers! =-----

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