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If it cruches into second gear,then I suspect the syncro on it has worn.This is probably as a result of the gearbox
being run low,so expect further problems with it.
If you factor in the cost of a second hand box(around £200 for a good one with a 3 month warranty) and the labour to fit it if you need a garage to do so,then you'll be fine.It's always a good idea to change the clutch at the same time,so add a bit more for that(around £100)If the cars cheap enough,then you should be fine.
.The 'box thats in there might last a long while yet,so that'll be even better!
At least the seller has been honest!.
I'd rather push my Alfa than drive a BMW....
Currently in Lagdti's garage:
2004 Saab 9-5 HOT Aero and a 2001 Audi A3 1.8 Turbo
Last edited by Lagdti; 26th October 2007 at 05:12 PM.