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#1 Vladimir

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Posted 18 January 2019 - 12:54 PM

Hi, I got holt of a used f23 gearbox 4,17 ratio. Does it make sense to open it for rebuild or these f23 are robust so it will be waiste of money and time?

Any experience? 

 



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:03 PM

depends on the mileage, generally they are good for 100k or more without any rebuild



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 01:55 PM

I've just got a 4.17 also, looking to fit in the future..

 

I think for peace of mind I'm going to take it to a gearbox place for a strip and inspection.

 

If the cars all in bits, it would be soul destroying to build it all back up to find out the gearbox is whiney or crunchey :(



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 02:55 PM

does the gear selector shaft have any play on the bearing?



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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:04 PM

Any place to source the spare parts? 

I found out these to be quite pricey, more than the actual gearbox.

https://www.ebay.co....&frcectupt=true

 

also I can't find synchro's kits availiable

 

 



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 09:48 AM

I got quoted from £600 to £1000 to rebuild, far cheaper to buy a second hand box (assuming you can find a goodish one).



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 10:27 AM

Any place to source the spare parts? 

I found out these to be quite pricey, more than the actual gearbox.

https://www.ebay.co....&frcectupt=true

 

also I can't find synchro's kits availiable

 

That is roughly what you would need to pay for a set of decent bearings.

But beware of fake bearings, there are plenty about and they soon fail



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 11:55 AM

I got quoted £150 to strip and inspect, that was by Banbury gearboxes in Oxfordshire.

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Posted 19 January 2019 - 03:24 PM

I got quoted £150 to strip and inspect, that was by Banbury gearboxes in Oxfordshire.

 

Wow, sounds cheap on the face of it, I wonder how much the parts + labour to build it up are...
 



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Posted 19 January 2019 - 07:28 PM

http://www.banburyge...uk/Pricing.html

Looks like they have a set pricelist, not entirely sure what the price entails...

When / if I take it in I'll just say it's going in a Vectra if they ask, to avoid any potential VX220 'tax'

Edited by tommobot, 19 January 2019 - 07:29 PM.


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Posted 13 February 2019 - 03:46 PM

Just as a bit of a follow-up, collected gearbox today. £170 with new seals etc.. and been given a clean bill of health...  thumbsup







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