Indeed that info I saw previously is incorrect, good/bad to know I can't actually get everything from the catalog - better to know ahead of time I guess!
A complete GXP TR6060 ?
What happened ??
Mine had the cold grind 1-2 since new but the fix was a bunch of parts listed for a '12 Camaro
Were you able to do the work on your own, or worked with a shop?
The trans was broken when I got the car, no idea how it got like this.
There aren't that many manual G8 GXP's already imported and ready to go, I figured it would be cheaper to fix this one than importing a nice one from USA... it will be when done but not by much.
1st gear goes in <30% of the time at a stop, doesn't go in when going 2km/h or above.
2nd gear is better but far from normal
3-4th gear synchros not great either
I can hear many busted bearings now. (That's a newer development)
Output shaft seal was leaking, clutch was burnt out, when I test drove it I saw some of the issues but didn't realize their extent or the cost of parts at the time... I figure it was possibly driven with low/no trans fluid at some point.
Checked with a few transmission places locally in Calgary, they wouldn't work on it (What's a G8?). Called 5 or 6 LS speed shops, they all work with RPM, they couldn't refer anybody local.
Next option was Tick Performance, seems like the preferred rebuilder on this forum... their free shipping doesn't apply to Canada (they don't discount for not using the shipping) and the posted price includes the package parts only - broken parts not included in the package are extra $$$.
Found a couple places in Alberta that could get the parts. I looked into doing it myself but I'm not quite at that level yet.
With the best shipping quotes I got, I had a buffer of about 700$ for parts + any duties/GST CBSA will want, before the Tick way being more than the brand new trans. Decided to go for the sure thing this time.
Totally possible I missed a shop that could do it for less though!