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Old 06-08-2007, 14:57   #1
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Due to the process of moving decided to take car to my local rover expert. Have been told noise is from gearbox bearings and they need to replace mainshaft and counter shaft bearings total cost aprox 500 to 515 with the possibility that clutch may need replacing at 105, total cost around 620.00

The noise has been on the car for aprox 3000 miles, I'm in two minds whether to cut my losses and get rid of and purchase a replacement car of around 2,000 to 3,000 bearing in mind the current car has 120,000 miles onit and I expect to do an average of 13,000 per year for the foreseable future.

Need to call garage back by 4:30 today

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Old 06-08-2007, 15:00   #2
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too expensive. get a box from a scrapyard and get a backstreet to fit it with a new clutch for at least half of that price.
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Old 06-08-2007, 15:37   #3
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I know it's not quite the same but:

I got a PG1 'box from ebay for 33. Full replacement bearing set is around 100 I believe. Max 3 hours labour to replace all the bearings plus about 3 hours to remove and refit the box. (Although I have known it to be done in 22 minutes )

That gets a reconditioned 'box in my car for about 350.

You don't say what gearbox you have, but I'm assuming it's an R65 manual 'box. Should get one for less than 50. If you fit it as is, you should be looking at around 150. So 200 to have a different 'box put in.

Don't pay more than 100 on top to have the clutch changed as well.
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Old 06-08-2007, 17:26   #4
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I know it's 2 hours too late, and I'm being lazy by not looking at what noise you have, but it wouldn't happen to be a sorta high pitched whine that increases with engine speed?

I had that on my old 214. Everyone was telling me the input shaft bearings had gone, or the clutch release bearing had gone.

Some bright spark happened to mention that even if the power steering fluid gets a little low, that it makes a noise.

I was sceptical but I tried anyway and it went! Saved myself a pretty packet there!
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Old 06-08-2007, 19:08   #5
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I know it's 2 hours too late, and I'm being lazy by not looking at what noise you have, but it wouldn't happen to be a sorta high pitched whine that increases with engine speed?

Don't worry about being late, have decided to collect car from garage and have got quote from somewhere else at 250 + VAT excluding clutch, a bit easier to to deal with than 550 incl vat.

Noise is a bit like the noise a turbo makes with the noise you get if you put a piece of plastic between the spokes of a bike.

I had that on my old 214. Everyone was telling me the input shaft bearings had gone, or the clutch release bearing had gone.

Some bright spark happened to mention that even if the power steering fluid gets a little low, that it makes a noise.

I was sceptical but I tried anyway and it went! Saved myself a pretty packet there!
Unfortunatly power streering level is up to max so not that
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Old 06-08-2007, 20:10   #6
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When it happened to me mine was on max too. I went say 5mm above that line and it stopped.
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Old 06-08-2007, 21:00   #7
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When it happened to me mine was on max too. I went say 5mm above that line and it stopped.
Will give it ago.

As I'm suprised that a car with 120,000 would need gearbox bearings done.

Unfortunatly this present Rover has not been as good as my previous two Rovers in the reliability stakes.
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