Discussion in 'Show Us Your Bit On The Side' started by Mattlad, Oct 12, 2019.
Wise words brother
My mate Jeremy bought this DoKa syncro years ago. Think he paid £100 for it. Needed a load of work though.
Thats still sorta oil coloured.
The oil in the one on my caravelle is like mercury theres so much metal in it. The drain plug magnet was like a christmas tree.
If the main bearing is eating the case then it'll start to pop out of 5th (4th on a syncro box) with a bang as the whole gear cluster tries to move forwards when power is applied.
Mines been doing it for the past 45k miles. Don't have the cash for a rebuild so been trying to find a decent second hand box but they've all been a 5-600 mile round trip away. Didn't fancy my chances of the van making it that far to pick one up so i've just driven it as a 4 speed. 2nd is now on its way out as is reverse so its off the road.
That’s not good mate.
Good explanation here:
As i'm driving the Starship Enterprise as a daily now it was decided to take it off the road, fit a decent secondhand box (if one exists) and replace the flywheel and pulley oil seals and any other seals i can easily get to ont he engine as its loosing oil from everywhere. Just need to get my bug finished before i start.
It has an MOT
and so the bills begin
Congrats on the pass
with no gearbox
they’ve already started- although I see some whoppers coming up!
It’s got a gearbox in it still - it’s just a bit ‘suspect’
It'll be right, let's see what happens when you next drain the oil
I know of a person who has spent over 10k on their gearbox. The gearing still isn't right coz the engine spec has changed. Never mind, that'll be a new gear set then....perspective...and a lottery win...is required for us mere mortals.
Our workshop is about keeping them on the road relative to people's budget and trust me, we ain't all milyonhairs.
Neil’s ownership and posts cured me of buying a syncro crewcab on a whim one night. I had just about made the deal and Came on here for a read up of one of his threads and realised they really are money pits.
I had a T5 multivan instead
Haha Malc...but when they work, they work gooooood.
Wouldn't change him now he's sorted!
I know Neil, but the one I was buying had issues beyond my capabilities tbh.
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