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My Gearbox

Iceash Aug 14, 2012

  1. Iceash

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    Hi Guys,

    I’ve noticed if I sit in 2[SUP]nd[/SUP] gear around the 3k mk, I get a very slight whine. Not the grinding sound of failed bearings so I believe anyway. I’ve had them fail on the input shaft before and that’s a racket!

    so I’m wondering if others with the 1.8t engines notice there gear whine slightly?

    If accelerating the engine drowns it out lol it’s only while holding at the 3k rev mk as such.

    Thanks,

    Ash
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    yeh i notice it at times on mine too.

    It also makes a horrible noise if you apply a sideways force to the shifter in the lower gears, ie if your in 2nd, and pull the stick towards fourth.
     
  3. Iceash

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    So just crappy gearbox's then rather than a fault? Syncomesh being noisy at a guess? I'll try the moving the stick round and let you know what i find
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    mine started whining after the oil level got low, and then has continued doing it after it was filled back up, so i guess i've slightly damaged one of the bearings with the low oil level...
     
  5. Iceash

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    Mines not Lost oil. But I've heard the second gear hub is a bit ****. Well as long as it doesn't damage the shaft it's not a big deal :)
     
  6. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    have you checked the oil level?
     
  7. Iceash

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    yep :) even changed it recently for the hell of it level always been fine :)
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Cool, mine had no real noticable leaks bar a slight weep from the selector shaft seal.

    Took a litre of oil though!
     
  9. Iceash

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    bloody hell! So would you bother changing the box?
     
  10. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    i've got myself a 6 speed to fit to mine, but otherwise i'd just be ignoring.
     
  11. Iceash

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    Ooooh I want 6 speed! Easy to do?
     

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