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SVT Getrag MT285 Tranmission Information Thread

Hello FocalJet Community,

This thread is intended to consolidate our combined knowledge about the SVT Getrag MT282 transmission information, parts suppliers, and locations for acquiring replacements units into a singular thread. Please provide your feedback and sources to make this thread better!

Thank you,
RevLimit

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Getrag MT285 Information Thread




Content:
-Getrag SVT/Mini Cooper S Gear Ration Comparison
-Getrag Transmission Oil
- Parts Sources
CV Axles​
Getrag Internals​
Getrag Transmission Shops​
- MISC



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Getrag SVT/Mini Cooper S Comparison

SVT Focus gear ratios:

(Image Source)

...Gear......Lay......Lay:diff....Overall
...Ratio.....Shaft....Ratio.......Ratio
1 4.44:1.....1.......2.88:1.....12.7:1
2 2.67:1.....1.......2.88:1......7.7:1
3 1.33:1.....2.......4.25:1......5.7:1
4 1.08:1.....2.......4.25:1......4.6:1
5 1.33:1.....1.......2.88:1......3.8:1
6 1.08:1.....1.......2.88:1......3.1:1
R 2.82:1.....2.......4.25:1.....12.0:1

Mini Cooper S gear ratios:

...Gear......Lay......Lay:diff....Overall
...Ratio.....Shaft....Ratio.......Ratio
1 4.167:1.....1.......2.74:1.....11.43:1
2 2.619:1.....1.......2.74:1......7.18:1
3 1.333:1.....2.......4.05:1......5.40:1
4 1.089:1.....2.......4.05:1......4.41:1
5 1.333:1.....1.......2.74:1......3.66:1
6 1.089:1.....1.......2.74:1......2.97:1
R 2.748:1.....2.......4.05:1.....11.13:1

Sources:
FocalJet Thread - "SVT/Mini Cooper S Tranny" (Link)


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Getrag Transmission Oil

There is a lot of debate about what fluid should be used inside the SVT Getrag transmission. Since I've not seen a scientific explanation in favor of using a specific type, I'm going to list the most commonly recommended fluids below.

Specs:
Getrag MT285 Fluid Capacity: 2.2 quarts.

List:
Motorcraft Full Synthetic Manual Transmission Fluid (Link)
Part Number: XT-M5-QS

Royal Purple Synchromax (Link)
Part Number: 12512

Redline MTL 75w90 (Link)
Part Number: 50304

AMSOIL Manual Synchromesh Transmission Fluid 5W-30 (Link)
Part Number: AMSOIL-MTFQT

Valvoline Synchromesh MTF (Link - Page 5)
UPC: 74130030947

Sources:
FocalJet Thread - "opinions on transmission fluid for Getrag" (Link)
FocusFanatics Thread - "Getrag gear oil (hopefully the final thread on it)" (Link)
BobIsTheOilGuy Thread - "What Trans fluid? MINI Cooper S - Getrag 6-speed" (Link)
YouTube - Ed Peters, Chrysler/Dodge SRT Engineer, discussing transmission fluid types and manual trans breakdown. (Link)



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Parts Sources

New CV Axles

EBay Axle Store
New SVT CV Axle Set - $166.00
http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-NEW-DTA-C...2-04-Focus-SVT-6spd-Manual-Only-/290941491513


Ford Direct Parts
$363.50
Left
Part Number: 3B437(TX-395)
http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/P...2&search=true&year=2002&make=Ford&model=Focus

$441.06
Right
Part Number: 3B436(TX-394)
http://www.fordparts.com/Commerce/P...2&search=true&year=2002&make=Ford&model=Focus



Getrag Replacement Internals

Cobra Transmissions
SVT (6 Speed) (Fwd), Synchro & Bearing, Gasket and Seal Kit, Focus SVT DOHC 00-Up (2.0L) (Getrag) (Ford)
Part#: CT-BK336WS
Contact For Availability
http://cobratransmission.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_1927



Shops With Getrag Transmission Experience

AutoTech
Location:Aliso Viejo, CA
http://www.autotech.com/

Cobra Transmission
Location: Decatur, GA
http://www.cobratransmission.com/


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Miscellaneous Information

Google Spreadsheet showing top speed limits based on wheel/tire size (Link)
Getrag Tear-down and Differential Install (Link)
 

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Interesting thread. Has anyone ever tried to get parts from cobra transmissions?
I personally have not contacted Cobra Transmissions. I can't seem to find many part sources or information on the MT285 transmission. So I'm hoping that as a team we can collaborate on assembling an accurate future sticky.
 

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Also I have for years been running the 5w40 Amsoil European car formula in the Getrag. That is what Amsoil actually recommended to me (my dad is a preferred customer) and most guys in the past have been using if you look up old threads it should come up. I tore my tranny down to put in a lsd this this past year and it looked like new.
 

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Guys if we're going to get into a discussion about oils, let's try and keep the talk based on scientific facts and explanations. The web is already filled with others proclaiming their oil of choice to be the best one, without backing it up with hard facts.

Moving onto another subject, I called Cobra Transmissions today and they don't have MT285 transmission kit (CT-BK336WS) in stock. The employee I spoke with over the phone made it sound like the parts had been on order for several years, but he thought they might be able to assessable a new kit. I may look into this further.

Cobra Transmissions
SVT (6 Speed) (Fwd), Synchro & Bearing, Gasket and Seal Kit, Focus SVT DOHC 00-Up (2.0L) (Getrag) (Ford)
Part#: CT-BK336WS
Contact For Availability
 
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