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 Post subject: Gears
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 1:06 pm 
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Whats your location?: Louth
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 2002 Rover Mini
1998 Austin Mini
Hi

Have recently purchased a 1998 austin mini cooper. When ever im changing down from 3rd to 2nd there grinding. It doesnt happen on any of the others and only when going down.

Anybody able to help with an idea on whats wrong?

cheers,

diarmuid


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 Post subject: Re: Gears
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 2:45 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: Traveller
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Hornet
Equinox
MINI Clubman
Location: LOUTH
Balk ring on 2nd gear has worn out, very common problem , Ive just done my '96 Equinox . Although the balk ring itself isn't expensive the labour involved is. Engine out ,remove gearbox, dismantal total gearbox then put it all back together. Proberbly the biggest job on a mini.

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 Post subject: Re: Gears
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 3:01 pm 
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Whats your location?: Louth
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What Minis have you?: 2002 Rover Mini
1998 Austin Mini
Cheers woody,

probz a job for next winter, once i have a little more experience


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 Post subject: Re: Gears
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:04 pm 
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Whats your location?: Drogheda
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Hornet
Equinox
MINI Clubman
Location: LOUTH
Forgot to mention since its an MPi unless it has been done alredy upgrade the diff to a 4 pin diff.

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