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The guys in the R forum suggested I might get a better response if I post here instead:<p>So my transmission died on my 2000 V70R a few weeks ago (lost 3rd gear) and I'm not sure what to do. My usual repair shop is quoting me around $6200 for:<p>remanufactured transmission<br>transmission labor<br>reseal bevel/angle gear housing (and necessary maintenance while it is open)<br>replace cv joints<br>replace heater core (small but noticeable leak)<br>reseal engine near front end (it's leaking oil near the timing belt)<p>So it's still cheaper than buying another R (since another R would probably have other repairs). I'm hesitant to put more money into this car, because I just dumped a lot into a top end repair about a year ago (timing belt tensioner fail). The car is also sitting at 195K miles, which is a lot of miles.<p>So I could get the repair done and eat the cost, or I could get the minimum done and sell the car. Any thoughts?<br>
 

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Sounds high to me. You could cut that bill down to $3000 or less if you shop craigslist for a low mileage used transmission, but you're gambling then.<p>Also shop around for some less expensive labor, although using a new shop for such a huge job is a big risk.<p>Or you could drive up to PA and see if Chilled Man will teach you how to do all the labor yourself.
 

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Hi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii298/R410a/POSR/grim-reaper3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Or just sell the car as is ... <p>What color and stuff and any pics of it ? <p>
 

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Re: (Chilled Man)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Chilled Man</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Or just sell the car as is ... <p>What color and stuff and any pics of it ? <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>he posted in the R forum, my eyebrows are raised, and justin, brace yourself, its a SILVER <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118170" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=118170</A>
 

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LOL damn . <p>I want Olive one or something else
 

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Re: Caught between a rock and a hard place (cout)

<A HREF="http://www.erievovo.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.erievovo.com</A>/<p>I think you will find a trans there under $1500 with resonable miles on it. Very reputable shop.<p>Get it shipped, find a mechanic willing to put it in for under $1000 which is reasonable. And you should be good to go.
 

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Re: Caught between a rock and a hard place (cout)

Also, IIRC, the '00 R used a 5 speed automatic so maybe a little harder to track down as that was the only year to use a 5 speed.
 

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correct only year to use that tranny <p>if you want to go FWD only you can use a tranny out of 00 Non Turbo car.
 
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