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Jocko

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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #90 on: January 13, 2018, 06:33:13 PM »
I spoke to a Honda mechanic and he said gearbox in and out, 5 hours!

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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #91 on: January 13, 2018, 06:43:41 PM »
This is the email I received from Top Gear, when I asked about getting the clutch done:

We don't take the full gearbox out, the reason we can do the repair at that price is we strip it in position.
our advice is always if your clutch is Ok leave it alone, you wouldn't believe how many new clutches are faulty...
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They appear to be a long standing and reputable transmission specialist. I imagine they split the box from the bell-housing then work on the bench

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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #92 on: January 13, 2018, 07:23:11 PM »
I spoke to a Honda mechanic and he said gearbox in and out, 5 hours!

That's "by the book". Have a looky at the Haynes book to get the idea, most of the stuff they tell you to remove, you just unbolt from the gearbox and shove out of the way. With a lift and a bit of assistance, an hour or so, if you are geared up for it (no pun intended).

I imagine they split the box from the bell-housing then work on the bench

The bell housing is part of the gearbox end plate, so split that from the gearbox and it all comes apart. Even if there was some way to do this, I would imagine they would struggle to seal the joint again with it vertical. I still can't see how they can do it without taking the gearbox off.

If they do actually manage to do it in situ, I would love to watch! I might learn something...
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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #93 on: January 14, 2018, 11:21:50 AM »
It'll be like having a new car when it's done. There is nothing worse than a long running noisy fault.

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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #94 on: January 15, 2018, 02:53:21 PM »
Well that's it booked in for repair. I have to take it to Glasgow (Rutherglen, actually) on Monday morning, then pick it back up on Tuesday. Only fly in the ointment is the travelling home from Rutherglen to Kirkcaldy, then back the next day. Two buses and about  two and a half hours each way! Still, cannot wait to get it done.

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« Reply #95 on: January 15, 2018, 03:10:31 PM »
You have to get it done Jocko, the gearbox should be good for the rest of the life of the car.

Your Jazz looks too good to abandon it... "better the devil you know", and all that.

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« Reply #96 on: January 15, 2018, 04:20:26 PM »
You have to get it done Jocko, the gearbox should be good for the rest of the life of the car.

Your Jazz looks too good to abandon it... "better the devil you know", and all that.

At least you know car history which is worth a lot,  I see some 52 plate and quite a few early (2003) still zipping around our area so the Jazz is well capable of lasting a long time and still being reliable.   As normal with modern cars the  powertrain is capable of outlasting the body - your 2006 is still a youngster.
Some people will only consider you an expert if they agree with your point of view or advice,  when you give them advice they don't like they consider you an idiot

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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #97 on: January 15, 2018, 04:49:05 PM »
Lot of 10 year old and more Jazzes round our way as well although I do live in bungalow central ;D

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Re: Gearbox shot.
« Reply #98 on: January 15, 2018, 05:21:55 PM »
Jocko

Good luck with the box job. I have to decide whether to get the bearings done or not so it will be interesting to see how you get on.

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