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    Default 1.8 gearbox? F17

    Hi

    I have a 03 reg 1.8 vectra and a today the gearbox is maiking all kinds of rattling/banging/whining noises.

    IF the cost of reconditioning is too expensive I will try and buy a used geabox.

    The problem that the Haynes manual says Vectra 1.8's have either a close ratio F17 fitted or a wide ratio one.

    After looking around it seems there are other variations of F17 as well.

    How can I ensure I get the right gearbox for my car?

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    How much can I expect to pay for a recon box?

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    Do you know if your 1.8 is a Z18XE or Z18XEL. It should list it on your Car Pass I'm pretty sure.

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    I'm pretty sure it's a Z18XE

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    Have you got your engine number? - also on your Car Pass. That way I can tell you what engine you have currently - hopefully.

    EDIT: PM me it if you'd prefer.

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    Thanks for trying to help Duncan but after the rediculous prices I had today for a second hand gearbox I am going to get my current gearbox reconned.

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    Okay doke, good luck with it all.

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    Thanks for the link but I need my car back on the road asap which is why it's booked in for tomorrow.

    If the car wasn't my daily driver I could have spent time looking to the right used gearbox.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IA76 View Post
    Thanks for the link but I need my car back on the road asap which is why it's booked in for tomorrow.

    If the car wasn't my daily driver I could have spent time looking to the right used gearbox.

    Pity mate ...no worries and good luck

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