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996 gearbox C2 Cab 1998 6 speed

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Hi all i have had problems with my gearbox selecting second so decided to remove and examine, found second gear syncro and hub damaged !! can someone please advise where i can obtain parts or exchange please as the sun will be shining soon and ill be stuck indoors !!!

Thanks Darren..

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yeh i understand this after ringing round.  is a boxter year 2001 likely to have the same gearbox (or second gear syncro)

Thanks again Darren

I believe boxster(base model) is a VW transmission shared with the Passat, the Boxster S is the same transmission as the 996(with a few minor changes).

If you do find replacement parts(you might want to check some racing sites), please let us all know because at somepoint we will all need to do some tranny work if we keep our cars long enough.



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The most likely difference between the 996 and GT3 gearboxes would be the ratios used. It might be that the synchro rings and hubs could be the same.

I know that Porsche have a similar policy on the tiptronic boxes - replace the whole box - but you can get the parts from ZF suppliers.

Perhaps when the box ends its production run (I assume that the 997 uses the same box) the parts will miraculously become available.

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FYI... As Loren says above, the gearbox in the 2004 GT3 is a totally different box. It is evolved from the box in the 911 GT2 which in turn evolved from the 993 GT3 TT race box. The current GT3 box is also used in the 911 GT3 Cup and GT3 RS/RSR race cars. It has a dedicated oil pump and external oil/water intercooler, steel baulk rings on gears 3-5, and interchangeable gear ratios(layshaft assembled from individual ratios that are positioned, not pressed into place), and of course a 40%/60% asymmetrical clutch type limited slip differential.

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