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Old 11-02-2018, 06:31 PM   #1
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Gearbox casings

Can anybody tell me what the differences are in MA casings ? As far as I can work out the 1600 are slightly stronger along with a beefed up diff housing , is this correct ? Reason for asking Iím having a gripper dog box done and I need to supply an MA casing for it to be built in too
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:42 PM   #2
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There's only one casing listed on servicebox (for 106/saxo) there are two types of diff, the MA-S uses one with larger planet gears, not that this matters to you.
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Old 11-02-2018, 07:57 PM   #3
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Hi welshpug , I have seen pictures of MA gearboxes with slightly different castings on the bay of e and I’ve seen a couple of posts on different sites suggesting the 1.6 MA casings are beefier than the 1.1 , 1.4 . Before I go and press the buy it now button wanted to know if I could just buy any old MA to house the gripper kit in ?
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Old 14-02-2018, 08:36 PM   #4
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The mean difference is early to later casings. Later ones have additional ribs and also a stronger clutch arm. Not sure if it was a phase1/2 change as I think the earlier sport ones were also better.

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Old 18-02-2018, 12:29 PM   #6
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Old 20-02-2018, 04:19 PM   #7
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Am I the only person with photos of a gearbox?
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Old 21-02-2018, 07:44 PM   #8
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I have plenty for BE boxes but none of MA!
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Old 22-02-2018, 12:25 PM   #9
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I only have photos of S2 boxes too. I heard that 206 (and newer) MA casings were slightly different/stronger, but have nothing to back that up.
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Old 22-02-2018, 12:48 PM   #10
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many of them will be different yes, there are some Hydraulic clutch variants and solenoid actuated ones.
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Old 26-02-2018, 10:43 PM   #11
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The diff casing is the difference, for the gripper dog kit to fit some casings need milled for clearance or the diff won't sit flush
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The diff casing is the difference, for the gripper dog kit to fit some casings need milled for clearance or the diff won't sit flush
I had this problem every time, with older and newer casings. I figured that that is their design of the diff and to fit it you need to modify the casing. This is not just with Peugeot MA gearboxes, with BE4 to, and the same problem was with Renault JC5 gearboxes that we built.
Not to mention that we had to modify the diff a couple of times for different boxes as the dimensions that they have are not accurate so the diff will not fit even though it doesn't rub anywhere.

If you want a "drop in" diff then go with Quaife.
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Old 01-03-2018, 08:46 AM   #13
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If you want a "drop in" diff then go with Quaife.
even then that is not always true with the BE boxes.
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