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93 Justy with ECVT transmission..worth buying??

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#1 gasman


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Posted 04 September 2006 - 09:48 AM

I found one on Ebay for pretty cheap but it has the ECVT transmission, I have no experience with one of these. Are they any good and exactly what is it?? Thanks, I know one of you guys can fill me in. I assume it's a Electronic Control Variable Transmission, is it one of those with a big belt and a pulley? Are they worth a damn?? :-\

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Posted 04 September 2006 - 12:55 PM


Here's a basic but pretty accurate review of the ECVT...


I see the majority of available ECVT Justy examples with a 'needs transmission work' byline. Would personally stick with the 5 Speed for ooomph, better MPG control, and most importantly enjoyment. Although I wound up with a carbureted, the fuel injected '91-'93 would also provide additional consistency and a couple of more horses. (Under 100 HP, every horsie counts!)

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 08:48 AM

if you can find one and install it, it's not terribly difficult to swap from auto to manual. so if it's in great shape and a good deal it might be worth it even if the auto makes you puke at first.

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Posted 05 September 2006 - 01:37 PM

Thanks guys! I knew somebody could fill me in......would never have guessed that it had a metal belt though??

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