Borg-Warner T5 Identification Tags
The green-and-white tag reads "13-52-072". It reveals this is a 1985 Camaro "pre-world-class" T5.

Identification Guide to Borg-Warner T5 Transmissions

as published in British V8 Newsletter, Volume XV Issue 2, September 2007

researched by: David Gable
introduction by: Curtis Jacobson

The easiest and surest way to identify the original application or gear ratios of a specific used Borg-Warner T5 transmission is to check and look-up the ID tag number using the chart below.

You'll notice that the chart contains a few abbreviations. The abbreviation "WC" stands for "world-class", which was the term Borg-Warner used to promote improved, second-generation versions of their popular five speed manual transmissions. World-class T5's were used in various Ford models starting in the 1985 model year, and in various GM models starting in the 1988 model year.


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What makes a world-class T5 preferable? The world-class T5 transmission had bearings on 1st, 2nd and 3rd mainshaft gears whereas the non-world-class T5 transmissions didn't. Secondly, the world-class transmissions used tapered roller bearings on the countershaft, whereas non-world-class transmissions used flat (cylindrical) roller bearings. The synchronizers are also quite different: world-class T5 transmissions used 3-piece blocker rings on 1st and 2nd and friction-lined (aka "fiber" or "composite") powder-coated steel-core rings on 3rd and 4th for longer life. Non-world-class T5 transmissions used one-piece brass blocker rings throughout. With these improvements, the world-class transmissions have proven more durable, although both kinds are rebuildable. (Generally, world-class T5 transmissions have higher torque ratings. Many of the non-world-class transmissions are rated for 265 ft-lbs, whereas many of the world-class transmissions are rated at 300 ft-lbs. The Ford Motorsports "T5z" is rated 330 ft-lbs.)


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Besides the ID tag, are there other easy ways to identify a world-class T5 transmission? Viewing the input-shaft end of the tranny (with bellhousing removed), the cover for the forward countershaft bearing/support is a dead giveaway. On non-world-class T5 transmissions it looks like a freeze plug, whereas on the later trannies it's a heavier steel cover (marked "Timken" and with a part number). On the world-class models, Borg-Warner recommended Dexron II automatic transmission fluid instead of a regular gear oil. If the transmission has a large yellow and black "use Dexron II only" warning label, it's probably a world-class T5.

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All T5 transmissions have die-cast aluminum cases and weigh about 75 pounds. Mounting features on the cases vary considerably from application to application, as do shifter mechanism and placement, input shaft length, diameter, and number of splines, and overall case length.

Borg-Warner no longer builds T5 transmissions. This product range has been taken over by Transportation Technologies Corporation. TTC produces and markets transmissions under the "Tremec" trademark.


T-5 Transmission Application Chart

TAG # VEHICLE APPLICATION CODEREV1st2nd3rd4th5th
1352-001 AMC 1982-83 Passenger Car 258 L6        
1352-002 AMC 1982 Jeep CJ 258 L6        
1352-003 Never Released        
1352-004 Nissan 1983 280z 2.8 L6 turbo E?3.502.141.381.000.78
1352-005 GM 1984-86 Chevette 1.6 L4 D3.763.762.181.361.000.86
1352-006 AMC 1982 passenger car        
1352-007 AMC 1982 Eagle 258 L6        
1352-008 AMC 1982 Eagle 2.5 L4        
1352-009 Never Released        
1352-010 GM 1982 S Truck 4-6 Cylinder P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-011 Never Released        
1352-012 GM 1982 S Truck 2.4L Diesel C3.394.032.371.491.000.86
1352-013 GM 1983 T Truck 4-6 Cylinder C3.394.032.371.491.000.86
1352-014 GM 1983 T Truck 4 Cylinder all C3.394.032.371.491.000.86
1352-015 GM 1983 Camaro/Firebird 2.8 V6 E3.393.502.141.391.000.86
1352-016 AMC 1982 Jeep CJ 2.5 L4        
1352-017 AMC 1982 Jeep CJ 258 L6        
1352-018 Ford 1983-84 T-Bird/Mustang 2.3 L4 TurboC3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-019 AMC Passenger Car        
1352-020 AMC Jeep        
1352-021 AMC Passenger Car        
1352-022 AMC 1982 Jeep        
1352-023 AMC Jeep        
1352-024 AMC Jeep        
1352-025 AMC Jeep        
1352-026 AMC Jeep 2.1 L4 Diesel        
1352-027 GM 1983 Camaro/Firebird 2.5 L4 H3.39;3.502.141.391.000.73
1352-028 GM 1983 Camaro/Firebird 5.0 V8 G2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-029 AMC 1983 1/12 Jeep XJ 2.5 L4        
1352-030 AMC 1983 1/12 Jeep XJ 2.8 V6        
1352-031 Ford 1983 T-Bird/Mustang 2.3 L4        
1352-032 Nissan 1983 280ZX Europe 2.8 V6 TurboD3.763.762.181.361.000.86
1352-033 GM 1983 S10 Truck 2.0 L4 2.8 V6 E3.393.502.141.391.000.78
1352-034 Ford 1983 SVO Mustang 5.0 V8 C3.394.032.371.491.000.86
1352-035 AMC 1983 Jeep CJ 2.1 L4 Diesel 2.2 L4U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-036 Never Released        
1352-037 Never Released        
1352-038 Never Released        
1352-039 Never Released        
1352-040 AMC 1983 Jeep XJ 2.5 L4        
1352-041 AMC 1983 Jeep SJ 2.8 V6        
1352-042 GM 1984-85 S-10 Truck 2.8 V6 A3.764.002.371.491.000.76
1352-043 GM 1984-85 S-10 Truck 2.8 V6 A3.764.002.371.491.000.76
1352-044 AMC 1983 1/12 Jeep CJ RHD 2.1 L4 Diesel       
1352-045 AMC 1983 Eagle 2.5 L4        
1352-046 AMC 1983 Jeep CJ 2.5 L4        
1352-047 Nissan 1984 280ZX 2.8 L6 Turbo J3.153.352.08;1.381.000.78
1352-048 AMC 1984 Eagle 258 L6        
1352-049 AMC 1984 Eagle 2.5 L4        
1352-050 AMC 1984 Jeep CJ 2.5 L4 258 L6        
1352-051 AMC 1984 Jeep CJ 258 L6        
1352-052 AMC 1984 Jeep CJ 2.1 L4-D-2.2        
1352-053 AMC 1984 Jeep CJ RHD 2.1 L4-D        
1352-054 GM 1984 Camaro/Firebird 2.5 L4 K3.763.762.181.421.000.72
1352-055 GM 1984 S Truck 1.95 L4 Isuzu C3.394.032.371.491.000.86
1352-056 GM 1984 S Truck 2.0 L4 C3.394.032.371.491.000.86
1352-057 GM 1984 S Truck 1.95 L4 C3.39;4.032.371.491.000.86
1352-058 GM 1984 S Truck 2.0 L4- 2.8 V6 P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-059 AMC 1984 Jeep XJ 2.5 L4        
1352-060 AMC 1984 Jeep XJ 2.5 L4        
1352-061 GM 1984 Camaro/Firebird 2.8 V6 E3.393.502.141.391.000.78
1352-062 GM 1984 Camaro/Firebird 5.0 V8 G2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-063 Never Released        
1352-064 Never Released        
1352-065 Ford 1984 Mustang/Capri 5.0 V8 U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-066 ?        
1352-067 Ford 1984 SVO W/Hurst 2.3 EFI TC P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-068 Nissan 1984 300 ZX NA/EUR J3.153.352.08;1.381.000.78
1352-069 Nissan 1984 300 ZX NA/EUR J3.153.352.08;1.381.000.78
1352-070 GM 1984 1/2 Camaro/Firebird 5.0 V8 IG4 IG9G2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-071 GM 1985 Camaro/Firebird 2.8 V6 P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-072 GM 1985 Camaro/Firebird 5.0 V8 U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-073 Never Released        
1352-074 AMC 1985-86 Eagle 258 L6        
1352-075 AMC 1984 1/2 Eagle        
1352-076 AMC 1985-86 Jeep CJ 2.5 L4-258 L6        
1352-077 AMC 1985-86 Jeep CJ 258 L6        
1352-078 AMC 1984 1/2 Jeep CJ        
1352-079 AMC 1985-86 Jeep CJ 2.1 L4 Diesel        
1352-080 Nissan 1985 300 ZX TC 3.0 V6 T3.153.352.081.381.000.78
1352-081 Nissan 1985-86 300 ZX Europe TC 3.0 V6T3.153.352.081.381.000.78
1352-082 AMC 1985 Eagle        
1352-083 GM 1985 Camaro/Firebird 2.5 L4 R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-084 GM 1985 Camaro/Firebird S3.393.502.141.391.000.78
1352-085 AMC 1984 Jeep XJ        
1352-086 AMC 1984-85-86 Eagle 2.5 L4        
1352-087 Never Released        
1352-088 Never Released        
1352-089 Never Released        
1352-090 Never Released        
1352-091 Never Released        
1352-092 Never Released        
1352-093 Never Released        
1352-094 Never Released        
1352-095 Never Released        
1352-096 Never Released        
1352-097 Never Released (Australian Ford?)        
1352-098 Never Released        
1352-099 Never Released        
1352-100 Never Released        
1352-101 GM 1985 M-Van 4.3 V6 S3.393.502.141.391.000.73
1352-102 GM 1985-86 2.5 L4 R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-103 Never Released        
1352-104 Never Released        
1352-105 Never Released        
1352-106 Never Released        
1352-107 GM 1985 S-Truck 2.2 L4 Diesel R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-108 GM 1985-86 T-Truck 2.5 L4-2.8 V6 P3.764.032.371.491.000.72
1352-109 Never Released        
1352-110 GM 1985 S-Truck 2.5 L4-2.8 V6 R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-111 Never Released        
1352-112 Never Released        
1352-113 Never Released        
1352-114 Ford 1985-86 T-Bird/Mustang/SVO 2.3 TC L4 WCP3.764.032.371.491.000.81
1352-115 Ford SVO 5.0 V8 WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.68
1352-116 Ford 1985-86 SVO Mustang 2.3 EFI TC L4 WCS3.393.502.141.391.000.78
1352-117 Never Released        
1352-118 Never Released        
1352-119 Never Released        
1352-120 Never Released        
1352-121 Never Released        
1352-122 Never Released        
1352-123 Never Released        
1352-124 Never Released        
1352-125 Never Released        
1352-126 Ford 1985 Mustang/Capri 5.0 V8 WC V3.153.351.931.291.000.80
1352-127 Never Released        
1352-128 Never Released        
1352-129 Never Released        
1352-130 Never Released        
1352-131 Never Released        
1352-132 Never Released        
1352-133 Never Released        
1352-134 Ford 1986 UK-SVO Sierra 2.0 L4 TC WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.80
1352-135 Never Released        
1352-136 GM 1985 S-Truck 2.2 L4 Isuzu R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-137 Never Released        
1352-138 Never Released        
1352-139 Never Released        
1352-140 Never Released        
1352-141 Ford 1986-87 Mustang/Capri 5.0 V8 EFI WCV3.153.351.931.291.000.68
1352-142 Ford WC W     0.71
1352-143 Never Released        
1352-144 Never Released        
1352-145 GM 1985-86 S-Truck 2.5 L4-2.8 V6 R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-146 GM 1985 S-Truck 2.8 V6 P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-147 Never Released        
1352-148 GM 1985 M-Van 4.3 V6 S3.393.502.141.391.000.73
1352-149 GM 1986 M-Van 4.3 V6 S3.393.502.141.391.000.73
1352-150 GM 1986 Camaro/Firebird V3.153.351.931.291.000.68
1352-151 Nissan 1986 300ZX North America 3.0 Turbo V6T3.153.352.081.381.000.75
1352-152 Never Released        
1352-153 Never Released        
1352-154 Ford 1987 Mustang/Capri 2.3 L EFI WC X3.703.972.341.481.000.85
1352-155 Ford 1987 T-Bird Cougar 2.3 L4 Turbo WCX3.703.972.341.481.000.79
1352-156 GMC 1986 V6 F Cars 2.8 V6 LB8 P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-157 GMC 1986 V8 F Cars .9 V8 LG4-LG9 U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-158 GMC 1986 L4 F Cars 2.5 L4-L09 R3.763.782.181.421.000.72
1352-159 GMC 1986 F Cars 5.0 V8 LG4 WC (cancelled)       
1352-160 GM 1986 F Cars 5.0 V8 L69 WC (cancelled)       
1352-161 GM 1986 Berlinetta 2.8 V6 LB8 P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-162 Ford 1987 Mustang/Capri 2.3 L4 EFI WCX3.703.972.341.481.000.79
1352-163 BTR WC S3.393.502.141.391.000.78
1352-164 GM 1986 M-Van 4.3 V6 S3.393.502.141.391.000.73
1352-165 Ford 1986 Mustang 5.0 V8 WC V3.153.351.931.291.000.68
1352-166 GM 1987 F Cars LB9-308 U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-167 Ford 1986 1/2 T-Bird/Cougar 2.3 L4 Turbo WCP3.764.032.371.491.000.81
1352-168 Ford 1986 1/2 SVO Mustang 2.3 L4 Turbo WCS3.393.502.141.391.000.78
1352-169 Ford 1986 1/2 Mustang/Capri 5.30 V8 WCV3.153.351.931.291.000.68
1352-170 GM 1988 M-Van 2.5 L4 P3.764.032.371.491.000.72
1352-171 Never Released        
1352-172 Never Released        
1352-173 Never Released        
1352-174 Cosworth Sierra WC        
1352-175 GM 1988 F Car B9 Racing 5.0L V WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-176 GM 1988 F Car lO3 TBI 5.0L V8 WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-177 GM 1988 F Car LB8 2.8 V6 WC P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-178 GM 1987 F Cars LB9 U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-179 GM 1989 M-Van 4.3L V6 S3.393.502.141.391.000.73
1352-180 GM 1989 M-Van 2.5L P3.764.032.371.491.000.72
1352-181 GM 1987 F-Car V6 P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-182 GM 1987 F-Car LB9-308 U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-183 GM 1987 F-Car LB9 U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-184 Ford 1988 Sierra 2.0 L4 Turbo WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.80
1352-185 GM 1987 F-Car V8 U2.762.951.941.341.000.72
1352-186 GM 1989 S-Truck 2.5L R3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-187 BTR LB9        
1352-188 BTR WC        
1352-189 GM 1989 M-Van 4.3L V6 S3.393.502.141.391.000.73
1352-190 GM 1989 M-Van 2.5L L4 P3.764.032.371.491.000.72
1352-191 GM 1989 T-Truck 2.5L L4 P3.764.032.371.491.000.72
1352-192 GM 1989 S-Truck 2.8L V6 Only R3.703.972.341.481.000.79
1352-193 GM 1989 S-Truck 2.5L L4 Only P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-194 Ford 1989 Mustang 2.3L EFI WC X3.703.972.341.481.000.79
1352-195 GM 1989 F-Cars L89 5.0L V8 WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-196 GM 1989 F-Car LO3 TBI 5.0L V8 WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-197 GM 1989 F-Car LB8 2.8 V6 WC P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-198 Isuzu Rodeo WC R3.703.972.341.481.000.81
1352-199 Ford 1990 Mustang 5.0L V8 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-200 Ford 1989 SVO Mustang WC (After Market)U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-201 GM 1990 S-Truck P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-202 Ford SVO WC (Aftermarket) U2.762.951.941.341.000.80
1352-203 Panther Solo WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.80
1352-204 Ford Mustang 5.0L V8 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-205 Melroe Spray Coupe WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-206 GM 1992 S-Truck 2.5L L4 P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-207 Ford WC X3.703.972.341.481.000.79
1352-208 Ford 1992 5.0L Mustang WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-209 Ford 1992 2.3L Mustang WC X3.703.972.341.481.000.79
1352-210 GM 1993 MY-F Car 3.4L V6 WC Z3.533.752.191.411.000.72
1352-211 GM 1992 S-Truck 2.5 L4 R3.703.972.341.481.000.72
1352-212 GM 1992 1/2 MY-F Car WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-213 GM 1992 1/2 MY-F Car WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-214 GM 1992 1/2 MY-F Car WC P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-215 Isuzu 1993 Rodeo 2.0L L4 WC R3.703.972.341.481.000.81
1352-216 GM 1993 MY 2.2L S-Truck WC P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-217 Never Released        
1352-218 Ford 1993 MY GT V8 5.0 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-219 Ford 1994 1/2 MY SN95 5.0L WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-220 Ford 1994 1/2 MY SN95 3.8L WC V3.153.351.931.291.000.72
1352-221 GM 1993 MY S-Truck 2.5L WC A3.764.002.371.491.000.86
1352-222 GM 1993 MY S-Truck 2.8L WC R3.703.972.341.481.000.72
1352-223 BW 4x4 WC P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-224 Never Released        
1352-225 Ford WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.80
1352-226 Ssangyong FJ Vehicle 4x4 WC        
1352-227 FSVO No Rev Brake WC        
1352-228 GM 2.8 V6 WC P3.764.032.371.491.000.76
1352-229 Melroe Sprayer WC        
1352-230 Never Released        
1352-231 Never Released        
1352-232 GM 1993 MY S 2.8L WC R3.703.972.341.481.000.72
1352-233 GM 1993 MY 2.5L P3.764.032.371.491.000.86
1352-234 GM 1993 MY 2.8L        
1352-235 Never Released        
1352-236 Ford 1994 1/2 MY SN-95 3.8 V6 WC V3.153.351.931.291.000.73
1352-237 Ssangyong WC        
1352-238 Ford Mustang 3.8 V6 WC V3.153.351.931.291.000.72
1352-239 Ford 1992-93 Mustang 5.0 V8 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-240 TVR Griffith Veh 4.3 V8 WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.73
1352-241 Never Released        
1352-242 Ford 1994 Mustang Cobra 5.0 V8 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-243 Ssangyong WC 4 X 4        
1352-244 Ssangyong 1994 Korenda Diesel WC        
1352-245 GM 1994 Camaro/Firebird V6 WC Z3.533.752.191.411.000.72
1352-246 Ford 1994 Mustang 5.0 V8 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-247 GM 1996 Camaro/Firebird V6 WC Z3.533.752.191.411.000.72
1352-248 TVR WC U2.762.951.941.341.000.80
1352-249 Ford Mustang All 5.0 V8 WC (see below)U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-250 Isuzu 1996 rodeo 2.6 L4 WC R3.703.972.341.481.000.81
1352-251 Ford 1993-prior Mustang 5.0 V8 WC (see below)U2.762.951.941.341.000.63
1352-252 Isuzu 1995 1/2 WC R3.703.972.341.481.000.81
1352-253 Ford 1994-95 Mustang 5.0 V8 WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.68
1352-254 P/Tech Megestar 4x2 Lotus 2.2 TB WC Y3.153.351.991.331.000.83
1352-255 Ssangyong WC        
1352-256 Ssangyong WC        
1352-257 Nissan 4X4 WC w/ 1354 T-case Mount        
1352-258 1998 Isuzu Rodeo WC w.81 OD        
1352-259          
1352-260 1999 Mustang WC (w/elec.speedo)        
1352-261 Ssangyong Diesel        
1352-262 Ssangyong Gas        


Note: the "code" column of the chart simply corresponds to the common first-through-fourth gear ratio combinations.

According to some sources, the 1352-249 tag indicates the Ford Motorsports "T5z" transmission, which was specially built for racing applications. The same sources indicate that 1352-251 is the same transmission as a 1352-249, except assembled by Tremec after Borg-Warner stopped production.

Disclaimer: This page was researched and written by David Gable. Views expressed are those of the author, and are provided without warrantee or guarantee. Apply at your own risk.

Photo and introductory text by Curtis Jacobson for The British V8 Newsletter. All rights reserved.

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