Gearbox whining only in first gear, only when cold

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Chazwozza
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Gearbox whining only in first gear, only when cold

Post by Chazwozza » Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:49 pm

Heya,

As the title suggests, my 1988 Mk2 1.8 Scala (that's a carb car) has developed a whine on first gear in just the last couple of days. It's only in first gear, only up to about 2-2.5k revs and only when the engine is cold.

The noise itself reminds me of the whine a gearbox in an old mini makes.

What could this be? Is it just the beginning of the end for my first gear? The car has a warranted 65k miles, so I'm surprised to be having gearbox trouble at this stage, but I guess one of the previous owners could have just been a tool.



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Re: Gearbox whining only in first gear, only when cold

Post by mark1gls » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:25 pm

When was the gearbox oil last changed?
What gearbox oil is in there?


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