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Old 05-03-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Quick Tiptronic Transmission Question

Bentley manual calls for Porsche special tools 9595/1 to lock the crank & 9596 to secure the torque converter. If I were only removing the transmission for a swap, while leaving the torque converter in...Would these tools even be necessary? They are quite pricey and it doesn't even seem like I will need them from what I can tell.
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Old 05-03-2011, 10:12 AM   #2
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Yes, they make the project a lot easier. Get a couple of pieces of 5/16 metal rod stock; it is the same thing the $100+ OEM tools are made from, and cut them to size.

And just for your info, you should not be trying to pull the Tip and leave the converter attached to the flywheel; you are asking for a disaster.
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Old 05-03-2011, 11:08 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick answer and the tip to! That will save me a good bit. Just curious of what the hazard to leaving the torque converter in is? ...even if I'm literally pulling one & turning right around and installing the new one right away? Thanks again.
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The torque converter engages multiple items on the input side of the Tip, including the front spline shaft and pressure pump, not to mention a bearing or two as well. The converter is also quite full of fluid, which is going to come gushing out if you just pull the Tip. With the Tip sitting on the floor, it usually takes some fiddling about just to get everything lined up and correctly engaged, usually by supporting and turning the converter as it picks up each drive. I cannot imagine doing this either correctly or easily with the converter in the car and the Tip on a jack. Get this wrong and both the Tip and the converter are toast. Take the converter out with the Tip and put it back the same way………….
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