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    8G Auto to Manual Conversion DONE! **UPDATED 02/03/06**

    Well it’s my time, after long considerations of whether to do the swap or not I have decided to convert to a 5 speed transmission. I will update this thread and make a detailed tutorial as I move along. So let’s begin…

    Part 1: The Arrival
    After waiting for a week for the junkyard to send this out I finally got it today. In the box came stock flywheel, clutch, master/slave clutch cylinders, clutch/break pedals, 2 shifter assemblies and a lot of bolts.







    I'm going to try to install the pedals and the master/slave cylinders this Friday if the weather permits it, as for the actual conversion will take place on Janury 7th.

    Part 2: Pedals & Master/Slave Clutch Cylinders
    Everythis is still on schedule and I have finished installing clutch and break pedals.







    Things would have moved a lot quicker except that I had to relocate my 4AWG cable for the system. Dam install guy picked a great spot to run it.







    We had to dremel out the master cylinder plate and everything fit like a glove.







    Part 2.5: Optional/Required parts obtained for the install

    ===============REQUIRED PARTS=====================
    3G TRANSMISSION: $764 - JUNK
    ACT 2100 CLUTCH KIT: $350 (MB1-HDSS) - NOLIMITMOTORSPORT.COM - GET IT
    3G CLUTCH RELEASE CYLINDER: $65 - DEALER
    PENNZOIL SYNCHROMESH 3 QUARTS: $30 - AUTOZONE

    ===============OPTIONAL==========================
    PARTS ARE FROM A 1997 ECLIPSE GS-T FWD 2.0 TURBO
    2G ACT XACT STREETLITE FLYWHEEL: $250 (600165) - NOLIMITMOTORSPORT.COM
    2G STARTER: $95 - AUTOZONE
    (2) 1/8" WASHERS WITH THE DIAMETER OF THE STARTER BOLT
    FLYWHEEL BOLTS: $30 (MD302074) - DEALER
    (1)SS CLUTCH LINE $10 (EAR-63010112ERL) - SUMMITRACING.COM
    (2)SS CLUTCH LINE ADAPTER $5 (EAR-989545ERL) - SUMMITRACING.COM

    ===============EXTREMELY OPTIONAL==================
    HAWK FRONT BREAKPADS: $57 - NOLIMITMOTORSPORT.COM
    F+R BREAK LINES: $90 - R1CONCEPTS.COM
    F+R ROTORS: $160 - R1CONCEPTS.COM
    SHIFTER BASE BUSHINGS: $24 - EBAY - GET IT
    SHIFTER CABLES BUSHINGS: $28 - EBAY - GET IT
    =================================================
    LABOR, OILCHANGE, COFFEE $360
    ===============GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SWAP=======$2303




    GOLDEN RULE OF THE JOB IS: GET ALL THE PARTS BEFORE YOU START

    Part 3: The Job


    TAKE APART YOUR CENTER CONSOLE, WHICH IS 7 SCREWS TOTAL (2 BEHIND THE ASH TRAY CONSOLE)

    UNCLIP THE KEY LOCK CABLE, PUSH THE INNER ROD IN AS MUCH AS NEEDED, BEND THE REMAINDER AND ELECTRIC TAPE IT.


    REMOVE THE AIR INTAKE, REMOVE THE BATTERY

    REMOVE THE BATTERY TRAY

    UNPLUG ALL THE HARNESSES/GROUND CABLE, REMOVE SHIFTER CABLE, DISCONNECT TRANNY COLLER LINES





    DRAIN OLD TRANNY OIL












    REMOVE THE OLD FLEX PLATE

    REMOVE THE STARTER PLATE TO TAKE OUT THE STARTER

    REMOVE THE STARTER

    IF USING A 2G FLYWHEEL REMOVE THE PILOT BEARING

    PUT THE STARTER PLATE BACK AND ATTACH THE FLYWHEEL (USE THREADLOCK FOR THE BOLTS) IF USIN A 2G FLYWHEEL THEN THROUGH OUT THE 2 FLYWHEEL WASHERS

    ATTACH THE FLYWHEEL WITH THE PRESURE PLATE






    REMOVE THE SPEEDSENSOR CONVERSION HARNESS


    REMOVE THE BOLT THAT ON THE RIGHT, CUT THEN DRILL THE BOLT THATS ON THE LEFT






    INSTALL THE TRANSMISSION AND WATCH IT FIT

    IF USING A 2G FLYWHEEL THEN INSTALL THE NEW STARTER SPACED OFF BY A 1/8" WASHER PER BOLT

    IF YOUR OIL COVER IS DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING GET A NEW COVER/LIQUID GASKET - ONLY AT DEALER



    ASSEMBLE THE CENTER CONSOLE


    RUN THE CLUTCH LINE



    CONNECT THE SHIFTER CABLES

    SHORT OUT PIN 9+10 ON THE BLACK HARNESS TO START THE CAR.

    CONNECT PIN 7+8 ON THE BLACK HARNESS TO REVERSE LIGHTS SELENOID


    NOW GET ALL THE FLUIDS IN AND TAKE A DRIVE 8)


    NOTES
    USE 2.5-3 QUARTS OF GEAR LUBE
    CONNECT THE GROUND CABLE BACK TO THE TRANSMISSION
    DO NOT CUT ANY HARNESSES



    COMPATIBILITY
    1999-2000: NO CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, NO PROBLEM
    2001: REQUIRES A 2000 AUTO ECU/IMMOBILIZER WHICH YOU NEED TO GET REINITIALIZED AT THE DEALER IN ORDER TO GET RID OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT
    2002-2003: SPEED SENSOR REWIRING IS REQUIRED, STILL UNABLE TO GET RID OF THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT

    2002 ECU IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH 2001, 2000, 1999 ECUS.


    ALL MY RESEARCH

    This is "How to Adjust your Clutch Pedal"

    I want to thank Brian(Stewi), Dustin(theblackpearl), Jason(mrjaydeeone)and Anthony(not a member of this board) for helping me with this job. Thank You Guys! :thumbsup:
    Last edited by GOOSEY2099; 12-15-2011 at 02:26 PM
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    Its mad cold in nyc rite now and its only gonna get worse. Good luck dude. Im watching closely.

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    Good Luck Roman, if you need any help give me a shout
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    hmm thats a dirty tranny lol.. boy are you in for a load of fun!!! nah man its not that bad..jsut make sure you get EVERYTHING that you need before you start.. remember i just did my swap like a month ago so any questions man just hit me up..i ran into about every problem possible so i can help...

    good luck, have fun, and hit me up if you need help


    ps..you realize your missing two studs you need to mounth the tranny?

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    theblackpearl
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    shit i almost have enough pics to make a tutorial...maybe i should try like i said i was going to do and quit being lazy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theblackpearl
    shit i almost have enough pics to make a tutorial...maybe i should try like i said i was going to do and quit being lazy...
    Ya seriously you guys, a photo diary would be AWSOME!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BxGalant99
    Its mad cold in nyc rite now and its only gonna get worse. Good luck dude. Im watching closely.

    Yo, i just bought a garage heater, so if you wanna come down and help with my swap then when done we can do yours in my garage. Gotta have all ya parts together though, we do wanna get this done in less than 8 hrs.
    I suggest to at least start with the small stuff. Put in ya clutch pedal and master.

    Not how fast your car goes but how good u drive going fast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronxbombr
    Quote Originally Posted by BxGalant99
    Its mad cold in nyc rite now and its only gonna get worse. Good luck dude. Im watching closely.

    Yo, i just bought a garage heater, so if you wanna come down and help with my swap then when done we can do yours in my garage. Gotta have all ya parts together though, we do wanna get this done in less than 8 hrs.
    I suggest to at least start with the small stuff. Put in ya clutch pedal and master.
    I would love to do this in a garage but I won't be able to do anythin g till the end of the month.
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    damn every1 is doing the swap now huh? im looking to do it next year if i go back overseas, and have it done while im gone. and yes for those that have done it before on 8gs, get together and post a turtorial, please.
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    The padals are in.
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    looks good bro, so are you still able to drive your car?
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    yeah, no problem at all driving. Just can't wai to finish
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    ey guys just a question.... what kind of tranny are you all using? r they 3g Eclipse tranny? cause i'm really thinkin bout' joining the M/T crowd. can you guys give me some info on what kind of trans to get.. thanks

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(milo111000)</div><div class='quotemain'>ey guys just a question.... what kind of tranny are you all using? r they 3g Eclipse tranny? cause i'm really thinkin bout' joining the M/T crowd. can you guys give me some info on what kind of trans to get.. thanks</div>

    it is the 3g tranny but dude its been posted like amillion times..just do a search...

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    thanx fellow islander from back in the days.

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    Roman...

    I CALL FIRST DIBBS ON GETTING A RIDE!!!!!!


    glad to see you finished it...and with no problems huh? I hear it's well worth it...what would you say?
    -Pedro

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    Its worth every penny to have a car that not many have and Jason allready been driven / drove it.
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    congrats and much props roman!!!!!!!!!

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    You are here entirely tooo much!!
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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GOOSEY2099)</div><div class='quotemain'>Its worth every penny to have a car that not many have and Jason allready been driven / drove it.</div>

    So when you gonna come over here and help me finish my swap.

    All the hard stuff is done already.

    P.S.

    My slave came with no bolts any idea of the type and size bolts you using to bolt the slave cylinder to the tranny?

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