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[Transmission] Looks Terminal
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There I was this morning coming back from an activity thinking how well the car was running following top mounts being changed and a clean of the EGR valve and reseating which looks to have solved the slight exhaust leak; coming into a junction and couldn't change down. No horrible sounds or anything
Its stuck in third I think. The gearstick moves up and down but not across.
I've taken bits off to see what going on, the two cables are intact (had them both changed a couple of years ago) and it looks like there is no impediment to stop the linking bar into the gearbox (was rather hoping that a bolt or something might of jammed up things. Its all clear into the gearbox.

The car is 14 years old has done 135K, probably time to call time and have the scrapman take it away.

Sad
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Well, after looking around for an alternative car, couldn't find anything which met my needs and budget decided to arrange to have the gearbox changed for a second hand unit. I know that there is a risk that the replacing box would be as bad but decided to proceed.  
Managed to get a replacement box for reasonable money and had the work done by a local garage. A new clutch kit was installed with all of the oil seals.
The mechanic showed me the old clutch disc which was just about to wear down to the rivets.
It runs OK, as expected the clutch pedal bite point is different but all gears can be selected and at the moment no sign of oil leaks.
In all about £600 and the running about to get parts. Time will tell whether this was a good investment or not.
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(07-06-2023, 02:51 PM)Nice4dad Wrote:  Well, after looking around for an alternative car, couldn't find anything which met my needs and budget decided to arrange to have the gearbox changed for a second hand unit. I know that there is a risk that the replacing box would be as bad but decided to proceed.  
Managed to get a replacement box for reasonable money and had the work done by a local garage. A new clutch kit was installed with all of the oil seals.
The mechanic showed me the old clutch disc which was just about to wear down to the rivets.
It runs OK, as expected the clutch pedal bite point is different but all gears can be selected and at the moment no sign of oil leaks.
In all about £600 and the running about to get parts. Time will tell whether this was a good investment or not.

 I dread to think what the cost of a new gearbox, clutch would be at a main dealer, I think you've done well
Matt
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(07-06-2023, 02:51 PM)Nice4dad Wrote:  Well, after looking around for an alternative car, couldn't find anything which met my needs and budget 
In all about £600 and the running about to get parts. Time will tell whether this was a good investment or not.
Sometimes it is better to stick with the devil you know and I think you have done the right thing.
Make life easier - go automatic. Cool
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With the original clutch being down to the rivets you'd have been doing some major spending anyway so all in it sounds to me you've done rather well and have had a lucky ( wallet ) escape.
Have to say that £600 is a decent price !
2007 M59 1.6 HDi 

Serieal Berlingo owner  Heart Heart Heart
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(12-06-2023, 06:26 AM)geoff Wrote:  Have to say that £600 is a decent price !

Lord knows what my auto clutch will cost. Angry
Make life easier - go automatic. Cool
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Yes was doubly lucky in also managing to pick up a used gearbox locally (which looks to be fine) for £200.
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