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Old 2nd August 2010, 15:35   #16
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it is definitely doable, but the key is

1. learn about it yourself.
2. get a competent garage.

Check on the internet, there are hundreds of stories of people who have done this. I got in touch with one such person and have email exchanges with him, however for lack of competent garages in my knowledge, haven't tried it yet.
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Old 2nd August 2010, 16:24   #17
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Hi - I have a VTEC OHC which has done 60K. I want to swap the manual gearbox with an automatic one. I want to know the foll things:
1) Can I do the swap?
2) Which auto box should I use - normal automatic gearbox or CVT?
3) DO I need to change the ECU?
4) Where can I get a good auto gearbox in Mumbai?
5) Is there anything I need to take note of b4 I go ahead?

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You can PM 1self in this matter. He has done a similar thing like yours but in a sonata.
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Semi automatic/auto cutch is a bolt on kit that can be fitted in any vehicle.

I think there is even an Indian manufacturer. I remember seeing one in an auto magazine long ago.

more info
City Clutch - The pleasure of Easy Driving
There is a thread on autoclutch

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/access...ch-review.html

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That's interesting... and looks like the way not to go.
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Want my honest advice? Save yourself the trouble...sell your OHC Vtec and buy a used OHC 1.5 AT, NHC 1.5 CVT or Corolla AT (previous gen). On the OHC AT, you'd spend no extra money. NHC or Corolla, about 25,000 - 50,000 more (over and above what you get for your OHC).
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Old 4th August 2010, 20:54   #21
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Please stay away from Autoclutch, thats a thread started by me.

If you have the will and know of a suitable garage, then dont supress your will.

Do let me know, I might also join you for the transmission swapping work. Definitely a doable job, but finding the right kind of people in India is the toughest part.
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