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245 5-Speed Resealing Help!?


jdeitch

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I'm in the process of doing a 5-speed conversion to my 2002.  As part of this process I'm resealing the 245 5-speed that is going into the car.  When I removed the input shaft guide sleeve this is what I found:

 

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I consulted the manual and found this procedure for calculating the proper shim thickness:

 

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I also set up a dial indicator to measure front-to-back movement with everything installed:

 

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The manual say adjust shim thickness until there is no front-to-back play.  

 

What advise do you have?  

Where can I get these shims?

What would have caused the shim to be damaged like this?

 

I will be resealing the rear seal as soon as I can find/make a socket to remove the nut.

 

As usual, any/all helpful advise is much appreciated.

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Did it seem to you someone had it apart before When you took the guide sleeve out?

I would measure shim remnants with caliper (several samples) and get an average, then do the measurements as outlined and see actual broken shim thickness equates to A-B

Call Blunt. He can get you right shim when you find put what thickness it should be.

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There is no visible signs of leakage from the rear seal, and I cannot detect any front-to-back play, so I'm going to leave 'well enough' alone and not mess with the output shaft seal.

How about the shift shaft seal and speedometer oring and bushing? These along with the output shaft seal are best done while you have it out.

There is no visible signs of leakage from the rear seal, and I cannot detect any front-to-back play, so I'm going to leave 'well enough' alone and not mess with the output shaft seal.

How about the shift shaft seal and speedometer oring and bushing? These along with the output shaft seal are best done while you have it out.

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FYI - Although more modern ones were too big, crankshaft end play shims from a 1950's 36hp VW engine are the are the EXACT size needed for the input shaft shim for a Getrag 245 5-speed transmission. I knew I was saving all that old stuff for a reason. ;)

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