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joethescoot
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Posted - 16 May 2018 :  14:31:02 Show Profile Send joethescoot an AOL message Reply with Quote
Can anyone please tell me what gearbox I have
880901
Many thanks

melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 May 2018 :  21:55:31 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Joe, 880901(4) is the part number of the bellhousing, not the gearbox ID. The latter is stamped into the top of the "collar" on the bellhousing that bolts onto the engine. I think the easiest way to find out what box you have is to remove the bellhousing and check the diff. You could check the parts book and the Saab Sport and Rally Catalogue on my website, but I doubt they tell you much.

This is what the gearbox ID looks like:


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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 17 May 2018 :  21:23:35 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Melle - a while back I had a section in my 96 thread where I worked through several gearboxes to find the best one to use as a replacement.
I wondered at the time if we could identify the manufacture date of the gearbox from the ID number. I assume they are sequential. Any ideas?
I would like to try to figure out which of my collection of gearboxes was the original from the 96.
Cheers and I hope this might help Joe too!
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melle
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Posted - 17 May 2018 :  22:49:46 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Gareth, I'm afraid I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to gearboxes or how to ID them... Gearbox spec can be found in the factory workshop manual and the Sonett III supplement, perhaps the parts book may shed a light on MY changes. As far as I know, later boxes have a few bearings that are different to the early ones and the pinion and crown wheel are different for the Sonett (95/96 8:39 teeth, Sonett 9:42). I doubt there are details on race/ rally boxes in any of the books, maybe there's some info in the S&R Catalogue (http://www.saabv4.com/index.php/saab-factory-manuals/saab-sport--rally-catalogue/).


95/96 V4 (Source: http://www.saabv4.com/index.php/saab-factory-manuals/saab-v4-factory-workshop-manual-english/ p. 020-17)



Sonett III (Source: http://www.saabv4.com/index.php/saab-factory-manuals/saab-factory-manual--sonett-iii-supplement/ pp. 020-9/ 10)


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