As the title says: 2.8 4 Speed. Was this factory? I found a 85 gt parts car that has a 2.8 4 speed in it. I plan to put all the manual swap stuff in my car thats why I'm asking. I know the isuzu 5 speed wasn't a reliable 5 speed to bolt onto the 2.8. By the way my fiero is a 87 gt.
Just making sure. The guys said it was a 85 gt so i wasn't sure the 2.8 and 4 speed was factory. also, I have a isuzu 5 speed with clutch and pressure plate etc. Can my clutch disk be used on the 4 speed? the transmission, clutch, pressure plate and all the other stuff were removed from an 88 4cyl
IMHO you'd be better off using the Isuzu since it is plenty strong for the average driver. It gets better gas mileage, has better ratios, and is easily installed onto the V6. You need the transmission-specific mounts, T/O bearing, cables and shifter, but it sounds like you have all of that already. I did the swap-over on my original '86 2.8L with Muncie 4 speed five years ago and have never looked back.
Im with bloozeberry , the 4 speed is tougher ,& it is much faster , the 4 speed is the way to go for stop lite to stoplite,it scoots out of the hole ,but gas milage sucks,if it is not a dailty driver then the 4 speed just makes the Fiero leap from a standing start ,compared to the 5 speed ..If you drive the car often then the 5 speed is better because of the gas savings. if you are young, you will like the 4 speed superior acceleration,,you are going to average 16/19 around town I have the 4 speed I have truelo headers ,dyna max super turbo muffler ,& mild porting ,the car set up for best MPG,I get good MPG on the longer hauls around town ,but just push the gas pedal a little extra & my MPG is 17/20 around town. performance = 4speed gas milage = 5 speed use syncro mesh transmission fluid,.worth the small extra price.use rodney dickman clutch slave double seal pushrod..great improvement & CHEAP !
What is the configuration of the 87 GT at the moment? You say you have an Isuzu 5 speed, but is it currently in the 87 GT? Apples to apples, the 85GT trans and engine are exactly the same except for the throwout bearing and the slave cylinder bracket, shifter and shifter cables. If you're running the Isuzu in the 87GT, all you would need change out are the shifter, cables and throwout bearing to install the 4-speed.
I'm running an Isuzu 5 speed in my '85 GT that originally came with the Muncie 4 speed. I've put about 6,000 (some hard) miles on it and haven't had a problem. The performance is still decent and only runs about 2,200 RPM at highway speed, so decent gas mileage. As mentioned above, the shifter, TOB and cables had to be swapped.