Gearbox swap quote: Any good?
I've been looking around for prices on labour to swap the 'box on my S3.
The one I've got crunches heavily into second when coming down from third, and into second from first at higher revs.
I can still get from A to B in it but I don't know how long it'll be for, and I'd rather sort it now whilst I still have my old car insured and in my ownership to run around in whilst it's being done.
I was originally quoted £350.00 in labour charges if I supplied the 'box to fit it, involving removing the subframe and another mandatory part, but I have taken another quote today at £220.00 if I supply the box and think that it's a reasonably good deal.
Thing is, I'm probably paying circa £200 for a box and would be silly not to get the clutch done whilst I'm there, which is another ~£140 so i'll probably end up paying ~£560 all-in so want to make sure I'm getting the best deal possible.
Anyone else had any experience or got any advice they can offer me? I have looked into the possibility of a rebuild on the current box but at £70 per cog and extra charge to pull it apart and rebuild it again it'll probably end up being more than the ~£200 it'd cost me for a replacement.