Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2006 08:33:24 +0100
From: "DervMan" <>
Subject: Re: Gear Grinding

"Greg Farris" <> wrote in message news:ef7lta$2lsk$ > In article <b9rdh2pn27s3b676r2v2v9617agds9m31onospamcom>, > says... [snip] > Changing oil spec might help, but if you want >>to really fix it, then it'll probably need a gearbox re-build. > > Funny, it seems re-building has gone out of style. Now that I a changing > out my gearbox, I thought I could get at least a few dollars for my old > one, which runs fine, and probably needs nothing more than a couple of > synchros to be good again - but no one wants it. "What on earth would > you do with a used gearbox" they all say. Heh. The first time I went to California I was amazed that what was a relatively old vehicle was going in for a new transmission. Except, stuff doesn't rust in central / southern California so used values are solid. In the UK, once a car reaches a certain age* it's considered more economical to chop it in / scrap it for a replacement. My more-garage aware colleague says that it's not cost effective to strip down and rebuild many things in Western countries, instead, replacing it for a new or reconditioned unit is cheaper for the customer. "So where is it reconditioned?" I asked. "At the factory, which is often located somewhere with cheap labour..." *as to that age, it depends very much on the body condition... :) -- The DervMan

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