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Which gearbox is in my Escort?


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If you know the location of such a identifier, I will remove the crud to read it, after all, engine numbers are relatively small, yet they can still be read ?

 

My gearbox looks quite clean actually, even from underneath.

 

 

So, it being a ib5 box, Is that a guess ?

 

 

Rather than a guess or an unconfirmed opinion, does anyone have definitive answer or know how to identify the type of gearbox fitted as standard to a 1998 Escort 1.8Si

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the ib5 is fitted as standard to all that era of escort except for the RS2000 the TDi and the Si 130spec, the only other box fitted was the MTX which has a lift up reverse linkage

if you want a positive ID take some pictures but it will be an ib5, another definate way to prove this to you is to count your geabox mounts - 2 months means you have an ib5 which you do! if you have a third mount which connects to the subframe near the gear linakge then its an mtx, which it really shouldn't be

 

this its not a guess it years of experience

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If you know the location of such a identifier, I will remove the crud to read it, after all, engine numbers are relatively small, yet they can still be read ?

 

My gearbox looks quite clean actually, even from underneath.

 

 

So, it being a ib5 box, Is that a guess ?

 

 

Rather than a guess or an unconfirmed opinion, does anyone have definitive answer or know how to identify the type of gearbox fitted as standard to a 1998 Escort 1.8Si

 

As people said the way to tell is wheather it has lift up reverse or not

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Thanks for the very informative answers, that's more like it, especially you ScORTED.

 

 

To replace the clutch, two garages have quoted in region £350-450 because its a MTX gearbox, quoting £100 to £150 less if it was a standard gearbox?

 

Another garage says it is a standard box and quoted £225.

 

Mr Clutch, over the phone and no mention of gearbox type, quoted £180.

 

I phoned Europarts and Partco for price of a complete Clutch kit and both requested size of Clutch, stating it all depends which gearbox is fitted ?

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the ib5 is 220mm clutch, replacement is pretty straight forward with fairly basic tools, i've done a few on my own on the driveway with the help of an engine hoist

the mtx is 240mm clutch... the £225 is a reasonable price, the others are extortionate - a quality clutch kit is only about £50 retail

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the ib5 is 220mm clutch, replacement is pretty straight forward with fairly basic tools, i've done a few on my own on the driveway with the help of an engine hoist

the mtx is 240mm clutch... the £225 is a reasonable price, the others are extortionate - a quality clutch kit is only about £50 retail

 

£50 retail is a bit cheap, thats more like a trade price isnt it?

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Rather than a guess or an unconfirmed opinion, does anyone have definitive answer or know how to identify the type of gearbox fitted as standard to a 1998 Escort 1.8Si

 

A 1998 1.8 Escort has an iB5 gearbox with ratios of 3.15, 1.93, 1.28, 0.95 and 0.76 with a final drive ratio of 3.62.. Officially it should have an 210mm clutch.. but it's possible it has an earlier 220mm fitted.. the clutch place will find out when they take it apart!

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Thanks for all the help.

 

I've looked at the gearbox and it has a mounting at the front and one at the back near the top which is kind of bolted to the subframe.

 

When I first detected clutch slip, approx 12 months ago, I bought a clutch kit from Europarts for approx £40 which I never fitted as I managed to adjust the clutch, it had been ok till now.

 

The kit bought from Europarts is by Transmech but since reading other post on the net, regarding quality and life expectancies, I'm not keen to fit it.

 

So where can a quality clutch kit be bought for £50?

 

I'm being quoted close to £90/100 at trade rate for Valeo and LUK ?

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