Posted 16 February 2019 - 10:11 AM
FYI... manual did about 42mpg and auto more like 32.
Has anyone converted an auto to manual?
Posted 18 February 2019 - 11:06 PM
clutch slave cylinder
clutch master cylinder
brake pedal (narrow one)
gear linkage cables
Posted 28 February 2019 - 08:05 AM
Not too difficult. Most difficult aspect is drilling the three holes through the bulkhead in the correct position for the clutch master cylinder as the inlet manifold is quite close to the bulkhead. When I've done it the engine was also out for other reasons.
Posted 04 March 2019 - 08:39 PM
Any idea how many hours work we are looking at if I get quotes?
My options are to sell both cars and leave my Sera life behind or find someone to do the work for me which probably means losing the second car.
I really am not getting on with the auto. I’m just too tall for it and the lower back pains I had with my previous auto have returned. Manual wasn’t such a problem for some reason!
I really appreciate your thoughts on this. Many thanks, Richard
Posted 04 March 2019 - 10:51 PM
If you have all the bits and whoever is doing it has access to a lift, then I would consider dropping the gearbox out and to remove the inlet manifold, which requires access from underneath as well. That should give sufficient room for someone with a right angle drill to get in there to drill the three holes through the bulkhead.
I would allow two working days from start to finish, and all being well should be completed within that time. Some information on the process is already on this site, but if required I could (for a modest charge) do a write-up which should assist whoever is doing it and will probably save more time in hourly rate than the cost of the report.
Posted 06 March 2019 - 12:23 AM
I think I should check that anyone prepared to quote for the work has experience with similar jobs.
While doing the job are there any other parts you would advise renewing?
Your modest charge... how modest?
Huge thanks as always, Richard
Posted 07 March 2019 - 04:24 PM
With the engine and gearbox out then its easier. I've always done it as part of an engine swap at the same time - but there is room to do all the work if the inlet manifold is removed.
Modest charge - well it would probably take me a couple of hours to write up and photograph things, so I'd say £ 50 - but it may well save you £ 50 at the other end.
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