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    Vehicle : Vectra cdti estate

    Trim : Get a

    Engine : Dirty diesel

    Year : 2006

    Unhappy work beast has died

    lent my bro the work beast to take his mate to rochdale today (vec b 1.8 16v estate)...got a txt about an hr or so ago saying the car made a loud grating noise followed by a bang, crash, wollop...then no drive at all
    they were just entering the M1 from the M62......can get all gear's but no drive, they are waiting for the AA to bring them back here so i can get started on it......

    looking around fleabay there are load's of gear boxes on there from £50.00 - £150.00 but all second hand and not re-con, this box has done just over 91k

    4 question's

    do i risk a used one with around 50k on it ?????

    do i look for re-con ????

    do i scrap the thing and start again ????

    is it an F18 ?????

    thanks in advance

    rich
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    No sounding to good mate.
    I thought a mate of your's brake's VX's
    I hope you get it sorted mate.

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    i belive they are an f18 box

    i would try a second hand box as a recon would be alot more

    you now the history of the vec b and if it hasn't given you any trouble then keep it

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    i'd risk an unknowner if you can see the car it came out of and prove the mileage......otherwise it will be better to try and get a decent recon.. only trouble is most cheap recon's only get a steam clean and a quick look over..

    Only trouble is, like you say...the costs.. how much do you want to spend on it..and can you drop the subframe at home to get the box out??...

    it sounds like the diff to me.... unless the clutch has torn the centre out of the driveplate...

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    Quote Originally Posted by shan View Post
    No sounding to good mate.
    I thought a mate of your's brake's VX's
    I hope you get it sorted mate.

    he does but mainly omega's now, have called him though

    Quote Originally Posted by glynn View Post
    i belive they are an f18 box

    i would try a second hand box as a recon would be alot more

    you now the history of the vec b and if it hasn't given you any trouble then keep it
    am looking realy hard just latley for a new work car but could do with this as a trade in or cheap sell.....look's like that's out the window now and most deffo an F18 ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    i'd risk an unknowner if you can see the car it came out of and prove the mileage......otherwise it will be better to try and get a decent recon.. only trouble is most cheap recon's only get a steam clean and a quick look over..

    Only trouble is, like you say...the costs.. how much do you want to spend on it..and can you drop the subframe at home to get the box out??...

    it sounds like the diff to me.... unless the clutch has torn the centre out of the driveplate...

    looking around there are plenty but all add's saying only done 30k etc

    like you said i need to know the milage for deffo and see the car that it has come from....either way think this is going to be costly.....and as for doing the work, my mate is a regional manager for a big tyre and exhaust chain, so has ramp's galore to at his disposal

    cheer's so far guy's...

    so is this an F18 or can i fit another one
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    whats the verdict on first inspections Rich?

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    pic about to be uploaded mate........
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    we're waiting..

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    confused how did that happen

    there is a hole in my gearbox dear lila....

    you can see the driveshaft
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    think the driveshaft hes shearn a few dozen teeth and spat them out
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