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Thread: Vectra C Z18XER Gearbox Probelms!

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    Default Vectra C Z18XER Gearbox Probelms!

    Hi There,

    Been on the forum for a while but never had an issue to post up until now!

    My Vectra is at 106k on the clock and only now am I just starting to get problems. At first there was a squeek when letting the clutch up in 1st but only if I had to get out quickly i.e. bad crossing.

    For a while I could tolerate this and just went easy on it which worked! However then over the past few weeks it started to make a whine noise in 4th and 5th gear over 2,500rpm and more noticable in overrun.

    This stopped and now I am left with a drill high speed noise in 1st and 2nd! I think my gear box is on its way out. It even makes a slight whir when its out of gear at low speed. I am changing the thermostat this weekend as that has failed.

    I dont mind getting another box 2nd hand or something but is there anything I can do to make it last like another month? I believe it is an F17 box but can not be sure also.

    Please help any thoughts?
    Cheers,
    Chris

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    sounds like the diff it it makes the noise on over run and also coasting , mine is the same been like that since last feb will get a new box soon , oh an it is F17 but think you get a close ratio version of this box ?

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    Well just coming back from lunch and in 2nd it kept crunching whilst in gear both accelerating and in overrun. Anyone know of a cheap place to get a box fitted in Northampton!? I dont think it will last much longer.

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    Just took the reverse light switch off and it seems the box is low on oil. What oil can I get to add to the current oil it has in it? And having a search on google what is the F17+ box?

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    BUMP!!!

    Come on people does no one have access to VX details for my box I need to know what my final drive is or full code as the boys in the garage cant tell me yet and I need to buy a box asap!!

    Cheers
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    This is massive Dejavu for me! I have had three gearboxes in mine. The diffs are literally made of chocolate!! I have put a Quaife LSD in beacuase they are stronger!

    I don't know the final drive but get one from a vectra. If you get one for a corsa or astra it is wrong. Any 1.8 vectra c is fine, do not go for vectra b as the changing mechanisium is different. There are tons around!!!!

    Also mine has only done 57k so 123k sound good to me!

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    Code is on the side. Take the passenger wheel of and look through the wheel arch at the end of the gearbox. You will need to wipe it clean!!

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    Lifesavers!! So far so good I have been quoted final drive of 4.19 which would tally in for gazza's info how'd you find that page I have no idea but way cool.

    I will just source one from another Vec C then! Would I get away with a 3.98 final drive or should I try to get one for 4.19?

    I know the diff's arnt up to much I put it down to the VVT having 140bhp instead of the standard 1.8 engine is this correct?

    Also I have been looking around for something that can take my beatings daily lol!

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    [QUOTE=demoni;1434257]Lifesavers!! So far so good I have been quoted final drive of 4.19 which would tally in for gazza's info how'd you find that page I have no idea but way cool.QUOTE]


    Some other member who loves rambling on about gear ratios found that one. I can't take credit.

    Glad it has been of some use.

    Gazza4

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