Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2003 23:25:04 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Pete Brown" <>
Subject: Re: Gearbox noise NG900

Thanks for rely. No oil weeping at location specified.....nor anywhere else for that matter. Engine and gearbox housing very clean below with the exception of the usual road dirt. Car has been pampered by previous owner and myself. Have organised local servicing independent to check out mountings anyway. Will keep u updated. I was in Nova Scotia twice in 1991. Stayed in Halifax and Yarmouth and saw quite a bit of the southern end of the province. Was doing business with Tri-star Industries in Yarmouth. Have very fond memories of the place. Thought that Halifax was excellent. Went out for a sail in the Blue Nose sailing boat. Tried some of the local dishes and at one time I thought I was going to turn into something from the sea. There is of course a great connection with Belfast, my birthplace, in the form of the RMS Titanic. Visited some of the graves in Halifax. My family from 1886 to the 1950s were involved with Harland and Wolfe, the yard that built the Titanic. My Great Grandfather was a Master Craftsman who worked on the ornate wood panels that went into the staterooms on the doomed liner. Very moving experience to visit the Titanic graves in the Halifax area. Best wishes Pete "Dexter J" <> wrote in message > Salutations: > > Pete Brown wrote: > > > > Salutations back, J Dexter :) > > > > Thanks for your post. Although the balance of opinion seems to be engine > > mounts, it sounds generally like a damn good overhaul is required. > > > > The roads in Northern Ireland (on the whole) are better than in the Republic > > of Ireland which has seen a highway building campaign going on around > > Dublin. Here in Northern Ireland, the roads can be a fairly mixed bag. The > > motorways (Amer: freeways - but not as wide) are very good. Most trunk > > roads can be fairly good although some fall short of the mark with poorly > > repaired surfaces in places. Minor roads can range from very good to not so > > good!!!! Bit a road building campaign going on in the Greater Belfast area. > > I travel from a very rural area through Belfast (and out the other side) to > > get to where I work. The roads can range from excellent to badly repaired. > > I can appreciate your point about the quality of the roads. > > > > Where in the world are you, if you don't mind me asking? > > > > Best Wishes > > > > Pete > > > > Just across the North Atlantic from you actually - Halifax, Nova Scotia > Canada. On a clear evening we should be able to flash headlights if we got > the right elevations. > > However - it's sort of a car hell come winter round here - follow by the > annual spring frost heave culling of the motoring herd into donors and > beaters for following winter.. :/ .. Very nice through the summer though, > constant ocean breezes and Christmas is usually a postcard too. > > I was pretty sure it wasn't a gearbox - they just usually start slipping > out of gear.. I'm surprised you've lost a mount on a NG non-turbo - but it > would explain the noise. Are you weeping oil from the engine seal on that > end? > > I would still have them take a peak around the hubs for anything else that > is coming up before foul weather season starts in earnest. Don't want the > lads playing hurley with your gear knob next spring.. :) .. > > -- > > J Dexter - webmaster - > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads > no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > Louis Prima Keely Smith - Hey Boy Hey Girl >

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