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Old 30-08-2011   #16
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Re: Reconditioned Gearbox

In brief, then.

There were two gearbox types fitted to the S and SX Sei. One type is identical to the Sei Sporting Box and has conventional, grease filled (hence "dry") inner drive shaft joints. The other uses the same wet type (filled with gearbox oil) shafts as the 899s.

So, to fit one gearbox in place of the other is simple enough, but you need the shafts and cables to match the box in question. Also the clutch cable.

Easy way to tell: on the wet shaft boxes you can engage reverse without pressing down (or lifting up -- it's different for Cinq and Sei, can't remember which is which) the gearbox knob. On the dry shaft boxes you can't.

The box on offer will be a dry shaft Cinq box, so you need the gearbox, both driveshafts, and the gearbox and clutch cables. (Assuming you have the "wet" type box).

As it's a Cinq box, you'll also need the nearside gearbox mount adaptor (may have been fitted to early Seis) to attach the Sei mount to.

None of this is spectacularly difficult.

If you want the reverse detente (again, assuming wet shaft box at the moment) you need the remote box (the bit that includes the gearlever) from a Sei Sporting (or an S or SX with dry shafts), but yours will otherwise work fine.
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Seems I may well have the "dreaded wet box" and have found a "dry box" for a different model but can get the shafts with it. Is there anything else I need to fix this in (apart from the mechanic obviously). I have pictures of the one on offer if anyone knows what the hell the differences are
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Hi Fingers that helps quite a bit thanks, I can get back to the guy who has the box and my mechanic and sort something out.

If there is someone in the local area (Romford, Essex) out there who knows about these things and can do the work perhaps we can sort something out
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I'm miles away. But the advantage is that the "dry" box tends to be longer lived.
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Perhaps you need a day off fingers in sunny essex ; )
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Update

The little Cento will be up and running very soon, thanks for all the help and advice, cost me more than I thought but shes been a good girl (named her fifi) bought her a new CD player and going to tart her up a bit as well so you may see her at shows
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