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    Default Busy Establishing new transmission shop

    Hi from Frenchtranstech,
    i have been off the site for quite awhile now, as commitments to my new transmission shop has been crazy. I've missed this site and its members, am here to help froggers when its needed. Currently i own a 307.

    please feel free to message me with transmission related dramas as i am very happy to help in anyway.

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    all the best, Frenchtranstech
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    i also specialize on LS1 Commodore 4 speed transmissions up to 480RKW
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    Congratulations - sounds like your new shop is a big success!

    I have a 4HP18 (4 speed) transmission in my 605 - so far no dramas!

    Cheers

    Alec

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    Thank you Alec,
    My french transmission history
    circa 1991
    R12 Bwarners
    R20 21 GM type
    3HP22 404

    circa 1995
    ZF4HP18 SAAB Alfa Romeo
    ZF4HP14 504

    circa 2000
    4HP20 french MB vitovan
    4HP22 BMW 505 Land Rover Disco for strength

    circa 2000
    AL4DPO extensive trial and errors to work out the exact reasons for failure and eliminating all other sources that could have been the fault and repair without breaking the bank
    \circa 2005
    AW55-50 5 speed my favorite French car the Mighty Laguna
    AM6
    09g
    09K transporter golf toureg French Swedish

    currently
    ways to keep the French marques on the road without costing crazy prices
    have been 100% successful with solenoid building and block repairs

    94083978
    Last edited by frenchtranstech; 6th February 2019 at 03:15 PM.
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    Geday,

    Do you do any work with 2CV g/boxes or just the newer stuff?

    Cheers, Alan

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    Hi Alan never done one at all, but if you need someone and have parts and manual no problem.
    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Armidillo View Post
    Congratulations - sounds like your new shop is a big success!

    I have a 4HP18 (4 speed) transmission in my 605 - so far no dramas!

    Cheers

    Alec
    Thank you Alec,
    My french transmission history
    circa 1991
    R12 Bwarners
    R20 21 GM type
    3HP22 404

    circa 1995
    ZF4HP18 SAAB Alfa Romeo
    ZF4HP14 504

    circa 2000
    4HP20 french MB vitovan
    4HP22 BMW 505 Land Rover Disco for strength

    circa 2000
    AL4DPO extensive trial and errors to work out the exact reasons for failure and eliminating all other sources that could have been the fault and repair without breaking the bank
    \circa 2005
    AW55-50 5 speed my favorite French car the Mighty Laguna
    AM6
    09g
    09K transporter golf toureg French Swedish

    currently
    ways to keep the French marques on the road without costing crazy prices
    have been 100% successful with solenoid building and block repairs

    94083978

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    frenchtranstech

    Still love driving the old Laguna II, but these days need to keep topping up the fluid in the transmission, have toyed with the idea of replacing it with a reconditioned unit, due to the harsh changes when fluid is low, but with the car km at 300K I wonder if there is some easy less expensive fixes to keep it going. It is a dream to drive just need a newer car fitted around it..



    Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenchtranstech View Post
    Thank you Alec,
    My french transmission history
    circa 1991
    R12 Bwarners
    R20 21 GM type
    3HP22 404

    circa 1995
    ZF4HP18 SAAB Alfa Romeo
    ZF4HP14 504

    circa 2000
    4HP20 french MB vitovan
    4HP22 BMW 505 Land Rover Disco for strength

    circa 2000
    AL4DPO extensive trial and errors to work out the exact reasons for failure and eliminating all other sources that could have been the fault and repair without breaking the bank
    \circa 2005
    AW55-50 5 speed my favorite French car the Mighty Laguna
    AM6
    09g
    09K transporter golf toureg French Swedish

    currently
    ways to keep the French marques on the road without costing crazy prices
    have been 100% successful with solenoid building and block repairs

    94083978
    i forgot the era of the Renault 19, they where everywhere, and had a Volkswagen based AD4 and Laguna AD8

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    Icon14 Nice experience and a thorough gentleman and the Laguna thanks you!

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchtranstech View Post
    i forgot the era of the Renault 19, they where everywhere, and had a Volkswagen based AD4 and Laguna AD8
    Had the pleasure of meeting Tony (frenchtranstec) when I dropped the Laguna 2 (V6 AW55-50 trans) at his new work location, a delightful sincere person with a wealth of knowledge on Auto transmissions. The Laguna transmission has faithfully served me for its 300K plus service and I still like driving the car, but the transmission needed some attention, leaking some fluid and hard changing between top ups. Pleased to say that I picked it up today after some magic attention to its innards by Tony, different car to drive, seems like all is working like it had been years back and a real pleasure to drive it after that attention.


    Tony appreciated that phone call after I drove it home, running like a dream again, thanks for your work and attention and all well for a car of that age and km's.

    If you want someone to work on your vehicle and one who loves the work they do, and the French cars they Service, RaceShift in Epping go's the whole way in satisfying all those things, at least for this French car owner, thanks for making it such a pleasant and informative experience, that is 10/10ths of the way to satisfying a customer with blue ribbon attention.

    Worth giving him a call if your car transmission needs the best attention.


    Just around the corner from COSTCO my adopted low priced fuel supplier too...


    Regards


    Ken.
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    AH, Epping in Melbourne, not the Epping in Sydney.
    We reuse too many names in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REN TIN TIN View Post
    AH, Epping in Melbourne, not the Epping in Sydney.
    We reuse too many names in Australia.
    Amazed you don't have an Epping in Brisbane err Queensland but then most moved from Victoria... new start.

    But I do hope you guys have someone as caring as Tony to look after your transmissions

    Ken

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    We don't have an Epping in Queensland (yet) but do have an Epping Forest.
    I wish we had someone as caring as Tony in Queensland too.
    Auto gearbox fail usually means a one-way trip to the wreckers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simmo1 View Post
    Geday,

    Do you do any work with 2CV g/boxes or just the newer stuff?

    Cheers, Alan
    David Gries (0417 110 146) is an expert mechanic on 2CVs. I have been on a number of RAIDs with him. He is located somewhere in Melbourne. Give him a call, tell him John who owns Daffy Duck suggested him to you.

    John
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