Shift plate springs

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Bruce2
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Shift plate springs

Post by Bruce2 » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:26 pm

I used to fumble with my calipers trying to measure the curvature of the shift plate springs, then I came up with the idea to simply trace the shape out on a template. This is much faster and easier to use.

The last trans core I opened was a rebuild by an unknown shop. This is how wide the springs were bent. What is the purpose of doing this? I always bend them to the size VW specifies and unsurprisingly, they always work just fine.

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Casting Timmy
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Re: Shift plate springs

Post by Casting Timmy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:33 pm

I like your bench idea, I wonder if people bend them out trying to get "more"

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