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  1. Harry Martens Limmen 5m · Special offer!!!! Get discount for up to 350 euro for your old original Citroen CWP. Special offer!!! I will refund up to a maximum of 350 euros for your old original Citroen CWP when purchasing the HML correct " reversed " cwp set. See what can happen to yours. Many photos attached of failure, big failure!!!!
  2. This gearbox in fwd cars like Citroen DS, SM and C35, all have the same input shaft with support in flywheel by deep grove ball bearing. cheers, Harry Martens
  3. This is all ready the 3rd batch of 11 sets !!! Brand new correct “reversed “ ring and pinion sets Lotus Esprit Giugiaro. 23 sets sold!!! Unbrake-able so far! And byond. #lotusesprit #lotusespritturbo @ HML
  4. imho when spigot bearing fails the input shaft is no longer centert and will hobble in flywheel, followed by friction plate also hobbling around. Imagine with high rpm. Disaster. cheers, Harry
  5. HI Correct, the later Turbo version had the C35 ( commercial van ) gearbox casing, but with Citroen SM ( Lotus Esprit ) internals and off course Lotus bell housing. Not a direct swap and also difficult to find. The Citroen DS had some small differences for parts and ratios. Ch
  6. Hi, this not Citroen SM but Citroen DS 5 speed gearbox. Input shaft is 10 mm longer, short 1st and 5th gear. Do not forget to replace input shaft and if you find bell housing you have to measure carefully. Bell housing and gearbox casing have matching numbers. After die cast, both were machined as a pair. cheers, Harry
  7. Hi, indeed!! Many sold. All good feedback, ask here. cheers,
  8. so what should I say about that now? Compared to OEM and HML. "German spec alloy steel". That says nothing at all about the quality of the material. Not everything that comes from Germany is good. Once you have a certificate that describes the quality of the material, the same material from, for example, France is also perfect. And then you also have to indicate what material you use. HML uses 18CrNiMo7-6 for those sets, which is the standard for hardened sets. Measuring tooth thickness with a digital caliper ?? I don't think an engineer measures gears like that. A chil
  9. Another Lotus Esprit Turbo gearbox failure. Pinion bearing exploded. Lot of damage. All due to wrong design for load on crown wheel. HML has found solution. Reversed set. No easy rebuild. Couldn’t find right pattern.See first 2 photos ( yellow marker ). Photo with white marker is from manufacturer. Perfect pattern. I found out the original gearbox casing, with exploded pinion bearing, has no visible damage but obvious there is no good alignment. New housing, all is good now. So beware with your original Citroen CWP. It runs on WRONG side!!!! Photos of installation ne
  10. Ok, I wouldn't know of that. Maybe some others here on forum have answers for that. cheers, Harry
  11. Hi, the spring load is so strong that eventually the input shaft will " drill " itself in the crank shaft.
  12. Hi Jonas, please pm or email. [email protected] cheers, Harry Have to check. I make new input shafts 2 mm longer on primary shaft side. cheers, Harry
  13. So, 3rd batch is ready. Pm or email for pricing and details
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