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Using a Quad 4 Getrag 282? by FieroFanatic13
Started on: 04-09-2008 08:03 PM
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Can the Getrag 282 used in an early 90's Quad 4 car be used in the Fiero V6 with just a bell housing swap (and then a Rodney Dickman adapter kit) or is this something better left not messed with? I have found an Olds Getrag 282 for cheap and wondered if I could use it if I can find the V6 bell housing?

I haven't seen much about this here on the forum despite thinking I would when I searched.

Thanks in advance for advice and opinions!

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Originally posted by FieroFanatic13:

Can the Getrag 282 used in an early 90's Quad 4 car be used in the Fiero V6 with just a bell housing swap (and then a Rodney Dickman adapter kit) or is this something better left not messed with? I have found an Olds Getrag 282 for cheap and wondered if I could use it if I can find the V6 bell housing?

I haven't seen much about this here on the forum despite thinking I would when I searched.

Thanks in advance for advice and opinions!

-Gary


Yes you can use it with the v6 getrag bellhousing. You should set preload on the differential bearing with proper shim though

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Report this Post04-10-2008 05:50 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroFanatic13Click Here to Email FieroFanatic13Send a Private Message to FieroFanatic13Direct Link to This Post
Thanks for the reply.

I figured I'd hear more from others on the use of these transmissions though?
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you can do it........ but you won't like it. lots of work to swap everything and reset the preload

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you can do it........ but you won't like it. lots of work to swap everything and reset the preload

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What does it take to reset the preload and what has to swapped in total?
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Report this Post04-15-2008 10:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Matt HawkinsClick Here to Email Matt HawkinsSend a Private Message to Matt HawkinsDirect Link to This Post
It is not preload but bearing clearance. You need some precision measuring devices and shims for the bearing races. I usually just check the mounting depth of the old race and match the new race (in the new bellhousing). That is much easier than doing the whole thing over again.

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