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Old 10-06-2017   #1
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Gearbox advice.

Greetings all once more. Have been using my car very rarely in recent months, and noticed was struggling to engage second gear, which I just lived with for a while. This has developed into having to set off in third, with only fourth to move into on an 80 mile trip last week - which was good fun. Fifth and reverse don't even seem connected anymore. All leads to replacement gearbox I reckon!

Trouble is the one in was a replacement and was never that great from when it was put in (synchro 2-3, 3-4 which I just nursed through). How do I go about sorting one without knowing if it's a sound one or not? Any advice would be gladly taken onboard.

Also, the poor guy that's done my work over the years in S10 Sheffield is in ill health - does anyone know somebody not a million miles from Sheffield that I could go to see about it all? In another world I'd love to take on such a task, but in this life I'd do more harm than good!

Many thanks for any pointers.... Glenn.
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Re: Gearbox advice.

Either find a low mielage box and cross your fingers or get the syncros replaced. They go for about 750 on eBay when done but I'm sure you can get it done cheaper.

I don't know any specialists local to you sorry.

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Re: Gearbox advice.

Also linkage parts at the front. Make sure it all works solidly.
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Re: Gearbox advice.

Thanks very much, will look at later in week...
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Re: Gearbox advice.

1 hour from Sheffield in Hull is a fiat gearbox specialist. He has been working on them for 30 plus years. Mike at Willis Auto Engineering in Albert Avenue. He charges around 200 plus the cost of the parts. All parts are available from Eurosport. He will strip the box and tell you part you need so you can buy them.
But: before going that far. Check the oil level. and use mineral 20/50 Engine oil.
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