Or.... click "members" then just click "advanced search".... and search for his name.:thumbsup:stilcrazee said:Try PM'ing or Emailing VetteTech81, go to members (on header above) I think he is on page 52? has link to email and pm. ask him his name is Rick.
no disrespect to any techs on this forum,but the guy i talk to is one of the best C5 mechanics in the country,i trust every single word he says,and there's nothing he hasn't done.:thumbsup:stilcrazee said:Try PM'ing or Emailing VetteTech81, go to members (on header above) I think he is on page 52? has link to email and pm. ask him his name is Rick.
:laughing:and a Ouija board.
Hey Torch,Torch Red 2K said:Must be nice Todd. When I got up this morning it was 36. This is the south. It's supposed to be 66 or 76 not 36. Cold weather sucks.
I'm not shure how many hours they charge to swap a diff..hawaii-5-lo said:Aloha,
i just got a reply on the rear end,a lift is a must,the rear sub-frame along with the diff will come out,the pain is setting every thing back right,but maybe you could do it at home (if you can get the car high enough)reassemble,and tow it (flat-bed)to the dealer and have them align the subframe.....of coarse call them before you start the project...:laughing:
damn,sorry,i forgot to ask how many hours they would charge.
the computer needs programing afterwards.good luck....give an update later please.....:smokin:
Are you planning on swapping the entire differential or just replacing your existing ring and pinion set with the 3.42:1 set in the current housing?Fastbasser said:Approx how many hours labor is there in replacing the rear end in my 2000 Vette with an auto trans? Want to get rid of the 2:73s. Will be needing a 3:42 rear also.
Thanks to all in advance.
Typically that's exactly the way it works and bear in mind that they (dealer mechanics) make maximum use of air tools and that they have all the special tools required for the job. They also do not necessarily follow all the admonitions in the shop manual when performing this type of work which saves them time. I agree, and don't believe I was suggesting otherwise, that this is not a do-it-yourself job.hawaii-5-lo said:i think 4 to 5 hours is a little "lean",maybe if 2 guys are working on it.
Todd,hawaii-5-lo said:i wonder if Fastbasser is still considering this,he hasn't posted since the thread started?good point on the warranty,even if someone else does the work,the minute the tech 2 goes on the car for future scanning,they will notice the program was changed for the new gear.,,
the reason i mentioned the dealer doing this,is i called every tranny/rear-end specialist in honolulu,none of them have the tools to change internals on a c5 rear,(c4 yes),and they are not going to invest in them any time soon,one even admitted he would not even attempt it.:laughing:
now here's a question i'm going to ask my dealer next week,
if i'm putting in a G.M. 3:42 rear(out of a 6-speed car)and have them do the work.why would it void my warranty,it's not an aftermarket rear?and the program is the G.M. 6-speed program,which the dealer will do.i will tell the i'm going to call the regional manager if i have too.just incase i decide myself to do this mod.most of my warranty is toast ,suspension anyway.have a good weekend all.....:smokin: