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5-speed Getrag

Discussion in 'Engine, Drivetrain, Fuel and Exhaust' started by GForce, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. GForce

    GForce New Member

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    Hi,

    I just replaced the gearbox in my son's 1986 280GE. It is a 5-speed manual Getrag box, and was replaced due to syncring failure.

    The 'new' box, however, has a rather whiney noise on 2nd and 3rd gear, almost like it was reversing.

    I thought I'd change the oil, but wanted to ask first if anyone knew what this indicates...

    Anyone..?

    Kind regards,
    Bard Thomas
     
  2. jaymanek

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    Hi,

    Yes these boxes do whine... Mine does it in 1st and 2nd, the rest are quiet so I have lived with it...
    Its basically the bearings, so the box will need an overhaul, although im informed these boxes will go on forever like this.
     
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    Hi,

    Have you tried changing the oil on it?
     
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    Yes it doesnt make a difference, I change the oil every 2 years.
     
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    chuck a bottle of "Activ8" in first, then top up
     

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