Looking for a very good condition or reconditioned gearbox for Alfred the 109.
Long story short, the original gearbox went bang (I suspect a broken pinion, but second was also jumping out and the syncro worn). I had a spare gearbox that my son liberated from a scrap S3 which I have fitted, only to find that it is extremely noisy in all but 4th (possibly layshaft bearing?). I'm mobile for the moment but realise that the replacement is a ticking time bomb. I was planning to order a rebuild kit and rebuild the original but before I do thought I'd see if anyone was willing to part with one.
I'll also update alfred's thread in the next couple of days.
Thanks in advance.
2018 Outlander PHEV
2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S (went up in flames)
1972 Series 3 109 200tdi (@alfredthe109)
1972 MGB GT (in bits)
NJSS2016 Discovery 4 Landmark
1973 MG B GT V8 - 3.9L John Eales engine, 5 speed R380 gearbox, since 1975.
1959 MGA roadster - 1.9L Peter Burgess Engine - 5 speed gearbox
Past LRs - Multiple FFRs, Discos & a Series I - some petrol, some diesel,
none Electric yet.
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20th Nov 2018 3:11 pm
Gareth Site Moderator
Member Since: 07 Dec 2004
It’s not such a difficult job to rebuild the S3 box, I did one a few months ago. They are very prone to jumping out of gear, especially 1st / 2nd.
The synchro hub does wear out, but the cause of jumping out of gear on the one I did was the selector rods and ball/spring detents were worn.
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