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I have just discovered the Alfa Montreal uses the ZF S 5-18/3 transmission.
I have one not installed in a Montreal, but my vintage Opel Ascona race car. Unfortunately, it is locked up except for 4th gear. Are there any Montreal owners out there who may have a contact for a transmission shop that has some knowledge about this transmission?
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Rob
 

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Can't help with a shop but I could send you the ZF service manual if you'd like. If so, please send me your email address in a private message and I'll send it to you.
 

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ZF repair

ZF Has a US rebuild facility. I have a box with their sticker on it. Don`t know where it is but Google should.
 

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If you're in LA, I bet Santo's shop in Northridge can deal with it.
Or in the Bay Area, Tom Sahines (ARA and AROC tech hotlines).
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I have just discovered the Alfa Montreal uses the ZF S 5-18/3 transmission.
I have one not installed in a Montreal, but my vintage Opel Ascona race car. Unfortunately, it is locked up except for 4th gear. Are there any Montreal owners out there who may have a contact for a transmission shop that has some knowledge about this transmission?
Thanks,
Rob
try the maserati biturbo... if memory serves, it uses a similar zf box. if not exactly the same i reckon the guts can be pillage to repair your ascona.


here in america people give these yuppie massers away or you can find a whole car in relatively good shape for peanuts in the wrecking yard

good luck
 

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Yes, the Maserati Biturbo and Biturbo Spyder also uses the ZF S5-18/3 gear box. Be aware that later Biturbos from (I think) 88 or 89 has a different gear box. Also note that it's possible the gear ratios are different from the Ascona, but many of these gear boxes have the ratios written on a plate on them.

ZF made a large number of variants of the all round S5-18/3 box, and they may or may not be a drop-in replacement ratio wise ...
 
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