The five-speed gearbox F17: for front-wheel drive and engines with a maximum of 1.8 liters displacement and torque from 170 to 180 Newton meters. From 2008 produced in 44 variants. The large demand for small diesel engines is the first production in 2004 rising to 635,106 units. Opel and Saab put the F 17 in the gearbox Astra, Corsa, Combo, Meriva, Zafira, Tigra TwinTop and Saab 9-3 On.
In the new work Astra F17 Gearbox from Aspern in conjunction with the 1.6 liter (77 kW / 105 hp) and 1.8 liter (92 kW / 125 hp) TWINPORT ECOTEC gasoline engines as well as with 1,7 CDTI ECOTEC diesel engine with 59 and 74 kW (80 hp or 100).
The F 17-gear weighing approximately 30.5 kilograms and will be in Vienna-Aspern and Brazil produced. Wien-Aspern building types and 44 for Sportradsatz, normal and fuel-saving axle, four-axle (3.55 to 4.19).
From the line:
In Vienna-Aspern, the gear wheels for the 1st to 5 Gear, gear / gear block, Right front wheel, main shaft, Schieberad, switching sleeve 3 / 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., gearboxes, chassis balance, shield, shift fork, dog, lid and ring switching camps processed.
These are seven transfer machines and 231 individual machines - 6 of them in the Härterei - in use. The assembly takes place on two lines (F17 and F17 MTA) and 56 stations.
General Motors Powertrain - Austria has the F17 was the first in the industry vacuum systems used for hardening. Subsequently, this technology in the automotive world over. Unlike the conventional Stoßanlagen, the parts with Hochdruckgas instead of oil quenching. The delay and dimensional stability of the gear geometry are better, the whole process is cleaner and faster. The hardening in vacuum equipment lasts about four hours, one in Stoßanlagen 14 to 15 hours. In the F17 Härterei both procedures.
Every day about 16 trucks deliver materials in 2800 containers. There are 183 parts (mostly small parts such as screws, plates, synchronizing rings, etc.) from 94 suppliers - from Austria, Germany, Japan, France, etc. - purchased. The top 20 transmission parts (casing, gears, etc.) come as blanks in the house for editing.
Productivity Q 17:
Per hour is 114 F17 gearbox with a cycle time of 27 seconds (MTA: 22 pieces per hour). Emissions in 2004 with the help of special coatings on a capacity of about 700,000 units up. The installed capacity is 627,000 units. 221 employees of the shafts / wheels and 220 production staff at the assembly / housing area currently require 1.74 hours per unit, they produce 114 pieces per hour or 2736 per day. Machines run after deduction of breaks, maintenance and repair in percent: F17-processing lines: 85 percent, F17 Mounting: 97.5 percent.
F17 History in motion:
Fall 1992: start of production for the previous model, the F15 gearbox, for the new 1.6 liter engine with 16-valve technique had been developed.
December 1997 change from F15 to F17, in order to reduce the fuel consumption. The development brings more smoothness (less noise), more torque and is suitable for modern engines with higher torque. The teeth of the gear wheels 2 a.m. to 3 p.m. is now hard-worked (grinding and honing) rather softly scraped, gear wheels, the 1 o'clock-2 o'clock consist of higher material
On 25 November 2002 replaces the F17 + Step 2 from the old F17. The + F17 again offers improved shift comfort. These were all the gear wheels, the front wheel and gear DC Block (from 0.8 to 1.5 mm) wider, additional needle bearing from 1 and 2 Course, higher strength material for the 2nd Course, finer Schaltmuffen and Schieberadverzahnung used, the tooth thickness of the bevel gears strengthened and modified to synchronize the switching routes shortened.
The F17 Easytronic production runs on 10 June 2003 - The F13 is Easytronic since the year 2000 in Aspern manufactured.
The Easytronic production for the Opel brand is concentrated in Vienna. Since 2000, the automatic gearbox in the series F13 and since June 2003, the F17.
The manufacturing facilities for the five-speed gearbox and the lines for the Easytronic F 13 (motors up to 1.6 liters and 130 Newton meters) and F17 are around 33,000 square meters in the west of the site concentrates. Since mid-December 2003, at General Motors Powertrain - Austria in Vienna Easytronic seven variants and three versions of F13 and four F17 manufactured. 5 stations of the assembly line, for F13 Easytronic the F17 Easytronic rebuilt and two additional error avoidance systems inserted. Recently, the adaptation for the new Astra with Can-bus, since January 2004 is manufactured in Antwerp.
The F17 Easytronic, automated manual transmission comes with the Opel Corsa, Meriva and the new Astra to use the F13 Easytronic alongside the new Corsa Tigra.