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The dreaded 2005 gearbox issue!

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29 Nov 2018 19:44 #198395 by mlines
2002 are the early ones and are a different gearbox and are good. It's 2005 to around 2008 that have issues

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Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses
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29 Nov 2018 19:55 #198397 by jackonlyjack

paradox1001 wrote: Ahh mines a 2002 so could possibly be one of the boxes that have problems.
Might be an idea for me to change the oil as a precaution

Your box is a R7ME mate pretty strong these boxes fill it with some redline MT90 it makes a difference ;)
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29 Nov 2018 20:12 #198398 by paradox1001
Cheers Martin and jack
That’s good to hear and one less worry

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29 Nov 2018 22:08 #198410 by Venter
The sealed bearings became standard from late 2009, I just missed it with an early 2009 model.

£700 for a gearbox refurb with a new bearing kit from an independent gearbox specialist is about right. That's what it cost me in Aberdeenshire, which is similar to London in prices due to all the oil money floating around.

Harry N, I have a full replacement bearing kit available. It's the good quality set (only Koyo etc bearings, none of the cheap crap). Here's the link from where I got it:

Link - Ebay Seller's Page

I'll take £70 for it (posted) if you're keen...

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30 Nov 2018 06:22 #198431 by Harry N
Hi Venter and everybody else.
Many thanks indeed for the rapid responses. I was no way expecting to get answers so quickly!
Sounds like I will deffo go to a gearbox specialist and get the bearings done. Venter - more than happy to purchase the bearing kit. Ping me an email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll sort out a BACS transfer.
Martin - Do you know of a specific gearbox place in Berkshire that you would recommend? I'm not far from you in Camberley?

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30 Nov 2018 11:45 #198438 by facade
If you are going to a specialist, they will want to supply the bearings & parts, or they won't put even the slightest guarantee on their work.

If it suddenly breaks, go back to the last thing that you did before it broke and start looking there :)

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30 Nov 2018 12:42 #198439 by mlines
I used 3D transmissions in Reading

They were happy to fit my supplied gearset and clutch, their warranty is against their work only. In fact they had to take it apart again as the workshop manager spotted a badly fitted oil seal on his inspection before release to me.

They are also happy to work on a gearbox that has been removed and give a discount accordingly.

Martin

Martin

2003 M13 early KAP build.
3" Trailmaster lift with 1.5 Spacers on front
Customised winch bumper and roll cage
235/85R16 Maxxis Bighorns on 16" Rims, 4:1 Rocklobster, Rear ARB locker and on-board air
Corrected arms all-round, rear disks, Recaro seats and harnesses

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30 Nov 2018 12:59 #198440 by Venter

mlines wrote: I used 3D transmissions in Reading

They were happy to fit my supplied gearset and clutch, their warranty is against their work only. In fact they had to take it apart again as the workshop manager spotted a badly fitted oil seal on his inspection before release to me.

They are also happy to work on a gearbox that has been removed and give a discount accordingly.

Martin


This was my experience too, their guarantee is for the work not the parts.

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30 Nov 2018 16:01 #198444 by sniper
Most of the work that a transmission shop does is on boxes that are "off" the car. Garages diagnosing a box problem and stripping the box out, sending it along to the specialist as a bench repair at best price. The garage then refits and all are happy.

M&T Transmissions in Sheffield are very good if thats in your area.

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30 Nov 2018 18:05 #198449 by Venter
Harry I've just emailed you (check your spam if it's not showing)

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