They are a 42T and 32T set for a 0.7619 ratio.
These are new aftermarket gears, not used, and include the parts needed to swap the gears into the trans.
Unfortunately, they won't fit into the MK2 16V codes (AGB, 2Y) or the MK3 2.0L codes (AMC, CHE, DFQ) -- with the exception of the newer DFQ codes made after June 1, 1997.
The gears are made in China by the same factory that makes parts for Shanghai VW.
That is VW in China... they started in 1984, but due to Chinese laws, VW couldn't legally own their own business. They own 50% with China owning the rest.
Anyway, the factory that makes parts for Shanghai VW has made the 5th gears for me.
They are HRC58-63 on the hardness scale and are deep carbonized to 0.5mm-0.7mm depth.
The gear swap can be done with the trans in the car, but it is easier with it out and on the bench.
Info on doing the swap can be found here http://brokevw.com/5thswap.html
The install parts include a new 5th gear bolt, 5th fork lock plate, 5th gear circlip, and the 5th housing paper gasket. All of the install parts are OE VW with the exception of the paper gasket, which is OEM Reinz.
USPS Priority shipping with Delivery Confirmation is included.
Email email@example.com for more info, or if you'd like the kit that is also my paypal address.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions!
Last edited by Broke; 04-11-2013 at 11:06 AM.
Still available? Sell three yet?
"The install parts include a new 5th gear bolt, 5th fork lock plate, 5th gear circlip, and the 5th housing paper gasket. All of the install parts are OE VW with the exception of the paper gasket, which is OEM Reinz."
Is there a special tool required for this?
There is a VW special tool for the 5th fork tube used to spin it to unscrew it from the shift fork, and there is a non-VW tool for the big 5th bolt, but the rest of it you would likely have handy.
The VW tool is just a tube with a couple tabs sticking out of the end of it. You can make one, or you can sit and unscrew the tube with a pair of needle nose pliers but it takes a lot of time as you only get 1/2 a turn at a time with the pliers.
I have a pic of the tool and measurements of it on this page if you want to try to make one... http://www.brokevw.com/5thswap2.html
I always thought about trying to find some PVC pipe that would be easy to notch and make a tool out of... the tube isn't tight so you don't need anything super strong, you just need to have something to engage the notches in the fork tube so it can be spun.
The other tool is a 12mm XZN driver, also known as a 12-point driver or a triple-square driver. You may have a set of these if you've ever done a head gasket, the head bolts are XZN bolts. So are the drive axle bolts where it attaches to the trans axle flanges.
The rest of it is common items... a 13mm, a couple flat blade screwdrivers, a pair of circlip pliers, and the only other issue may be removing the 27mm selector cover, and those can be pretty tight. I have a page showing how to make the 27mm tool here http://www.brokevw.com/27mm.html
The job can be done with the trans in the vehicle (though I have never done this myself) and it shouldn't take more than a couple hours, tops.
firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions... unless you are the fellow with the Kaaz LSD looking for the taller 5th gears, then I DID get that message and will reply soon
I do still have the gear sets available though.