I have a 6-speed manual(M66) from an '04 donor that seems to be in good condition. It spins freely by hand and engages in all gears. Do the bearings and synchros go bad often in this transmission? Are there any available kits? I'm hoping that replacing the gear oil will be enough to ensure long life since this is not a track car.
I connected with Miyel(reply #26) and he's demonstrated that having a local contact the vendors works out in our favor. Expect details to come this week.
I'll probably be looking for another M66 based car in the next year or two. When that happens, I want to be prepared.
From most of my reading, the M66 is a stout transmission but I want to have the key bits on hand so that when I open it up, I can account for any surprises.
I bought these bits from forum members during part outs:
- Input shaft
- Intermediate shaft(1,2,5,6)
- Back-up shaft
- Shift forks
- Shifter assembly
- OEM front diff (minus ring gear)
Next spring, probably April (2019), I will be sourcing a Masterkit from from Ganzeboom in the Netherlands.
A group buy might be in order, if we have enough interest.
I ask that those who are merely curious please refrain from flooding them with inquiries.
Otherwise, they may become less responsive than they have been up until this point.
I.E. only contact them if you are serious about buying in the near term, as they normally only cater to shops.
We also cannot setup accounts on their site.
Masterkit (seals and bearings): €250,88 ($286.87)
Synchronizer Ring 3: €29,95 ($34.25)
Synchronizer Ring 4-5-6: €64,32 ($73.56) ( 3 @ €21,44 ($24.52) each)
Total (excluding vat. and shipping): €345,15($394.68)
They do not supply the 1-2 triple synchros.
I'll text "spinal4" today to ask if he can relocate the images from his M66 teardown. They will be valuable for those of us who will be diving into the gearbox soon.
*He probably posted them on Photobucket before they changed their policy.