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    Hi just let you guys know what happened. Car started making funny whining noise, only in gear. Started quiet but it quickly got louder. Got it home and put it over the pit. What do I see? A hole in the bottom of the gearbox casing! Its whining because theres no oil in the gearbox!

    Called Vx and got it towed there by RAC. (Car is just over year old and has done 20,000 miles) It was weekend and it takes 24 hours to get a curtosy car off VX. I was away, till monday night. I called on tuesday, expecting a rental car, but it was done! New gearbox under warranty, in one working day!

    I know you'd say thats what they should have done, and it shouldn't have broke, but I know many people in the motor trade. I can tell you that the chief mechanics at the local fiat, ford and mercedes garages said that it would not have been done that under warranty there. Apparately mercedes check how many times the car has hit the rev limiter and if its over a certain ammount your warranty is voided!

    I don't know why it broke, I haven't driven it particulary harshly, just occasionally had a bit of a go......

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    top result for getting it fixed so quick.....

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    your lucky they had one in stock m8

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    Top result on it being fixed so quickly !!!!!

    Back in a V6 !!!!!!!!!!!! And lovin it !!!

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    Nice one mate, a good result

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    That sounds like the exact same fault I had with mine - local independant repaired mine as it was outside warranty.

    Apparently the diff lost some teeth and sent these shooting straight down through the case! :s

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    Just goes to show that Vauxhall do have one of the best warranty systems in the trade.

    I have never ever had an issue with Vauxhall, their customer service etc.

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    Thats damn quick service! Ive got a sri130 in the garden with a dead gearbox to sort at some point... 120k and it went bang

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    Fantastic! Top Result! We were due a good piece of news on customer service!

    As for counting how many times it hits the rev limiter, I'm guessing does the ECU 'record' data, so they can bring up on the computer how its been driven?

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