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09-11-05, 17:39
Hey guys,

My 5ltr 1988 VL Transmission has packed it in finally I think.. slips like all hell in every gear, wasnt a very friendly drive home :o

What box do the VL's have in them ? I know they are a 3spd Trimatic, but are they a turbo or aussie pattern ?

Also after some adive, get my current box reco'd and pay almost $1800 for that, or take the risk and buy a 2nd hand box for it.

10-11-05, 00:14
yeh mate...mine does the same thing only recently. also wondering what i should do. recon or second hand???

10-11-05, 10:23
You can buy an outright fully built Racematic from Hugo's in Melbourne for around 1600. I'm sure he would be happy to even ship it up to you....

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10-11-05, 11:23
Convert to manual for around 2K that would be my advice.

19-11-05, 18:51
$1800 seems pretty steep for a trimatic rebuild. A basic rebuild last time I priced one up was around $800 with some minor shift work also. Depends if things like planetary gears are stuffed, then price goes up as trying to find a decent set can be hard.

Look for VC 4 cyl auto box as they will have the least amoutn of work given motor was such a piece of crap, that was advice from trans shop when it came to sourcing planetary gears. If box whines, then usually planetary gears are stuffed.

20-11-05, 10:35
like i said before adam, stick with the trimatic, get it rebuilt and u will love it

19-12-05, 19:36
anywhere else to buy rebuilt trimatics? ie performance shops.

19-12-05, 23:25

how much power can a standard Trimatic handle in a 5L vl?

20-12-05, 07:40
Go a Turbo 400 or even a 350 that would be urbest bet, or u could have ur Trimatic rebuilt and made pretty tuff
My mate runs a trimatic in his car built by Als Race Glides and the thing is pretty tuff

01-01-06, 19:23
Take the thing to an auto shop to actually check whats wrong with it. Ive spent a few hundred on mine when mines slipped / not had any gears etc instead of paying nearly $2000 for a whole new box!

01-01-06, 19:46
id just about bet its clutches, new clutches, new seals, new bands and a shift kit for under 1k

01-01-06, 20:32
Look for VC 4 cyl auto box as they will have the least amoutn of work given motor was such a piece of crap,

hahaha love your choice of words !