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Well I was out in the car tonight and got a crunch going from 2nd to 3rd so the syncro must be on its way out! I'll drive it with some mechanical sympathy just now and then send it away to Agency Transmissions for a rebuild once the car comes off the road for winter, will also change the clutch at the same time and maybe fit a diff if I have the monies!
Does anyone know roughly how much Agency charge for a new bearing and syncro?
That is very fair and everything i've read says that they are very fair! Is there any upgrades that you can do to the syncros to stop this from happening again? I don't know a huge amount about gearbox's!
Got a video of the exhaust tonight but it sounds mighty weird. I don't know if the GoPro is just too close as the exhaust is a decatted Yozza so its pretty loud! Il try and take another one some time soon with the camera a little further away!
Well not much has happened over the last few weeks as I have had no money and hardly any time. So I got a sunstrip and slapped it on. The first attempt didn't go too well with cheap vinyl off ebay so got some proper stuff! Also took another exhaust video which is slightly more representative of how it actually sounds!
Well on Thursday I picked up my new run around! It's a DCI 80 that I bought off eBay unseen from a terrible advert so I really was winging it! The advert said that the gearbox had "fragged" whatever that meant but as it was finishing soon if didn't have time to ask the seller.
On Thursday I went and picked it up with frazer and Wayne from Linlithgow. And brought it back to the unit!
It turns out that "fragged" means fucked! As the gearbox has fractured in 2 places!
So on Sunday evening after work I went up to the unit and removed the gearbox. It's the first time I've removed a gearbox and managed it in 4hrs with help from a couple of mates which I didn't think was too bad for a first time!
So I'm now on the look out for a new gearbox for it!
The whole car only cost me £350 and has had a recent clutch, 4 ok tyres, fairly clean bodywork and interior, 91,000 miles and recent front discs and pads so in my view it was a bit of a bargain if it works when I get a new gearbox!