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Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:12 pm
by toolmanchris
Can anyone give me a ball park figure as to the cost of a reconditioned 4 speed box for my 5A please.
I think the overdrive is ok but the box grumbles like a hungry bear lol
Its not bad once in 4th but getting there is noisy.
Also leaks oil like a siv (front oil seal I think)

If anyone can reccomend a supplier/ fitter that would be better still ;-)

Thanks

Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:56 am
by toolmanchris
Anyone have an idea at all?

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:31 am
by roymck
Try BGH Geartech , Ford gearbox specialist . Highly recommended

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:05 am
by AntC
A previous owner had a firm called Robsport International supply and fit a reconditioned gearbox to my car in 2016. The gearbox cost £550 plus £90 for carriage but with a new slave cylinder, pipework and changing the sump gasket the final bill was was an eye watering £1,934 before VAT.

I reconditioned a Land Rover gearbox last year and having found how easy that was, I would always recondition one myself.

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 am
by scimjim
£550 is rediculously cheap IMHO - Robsport have a good reputation but there can’t be any profit in that? Even with the correct tools and experience, add a few new parts, cover a percentage of the overheads, plus VAT and some profit?

£1k for labour to fit the box is where they are making the money they lost on the box.

Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 1:06 pm
by toolmanchris
Actually just been speaking to Nigel at QRG and he recons a reconditioned box is roughly £1K plus VAT.
Thats all new internals though I think.

I might have a go at it - never done a box before.
The change is actually very smooth with no balking or grinding or much slop in the lever its just noisy so I suspect worn bearings.

Hope to get away with bearings and seals perhaps?

Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 2:20 pm
by AntC
scimjim wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:49 am
£550 is rediculously cheap IMHO - Robsport have a good reputation but there can’t be any profit in that? Even with the correct tools and experience, add a few new parts, cover a percentage of the overheads, plus VAT and some profit?

£1k for labour to fit the box is where they are making the money they lost on the box.
It's always a tricky one to give a sensible figure for a reconditioned gearbox - or anything else come to that. It all depends on what was found to be wrong with it when dismantled. I had never heard of Robsport before I saw the history of my car and I wouldn't like them or anyone to think I was discrediting them in any way. The LR gearbox I rebuilt only needed £117 in parts. I think they bought in the recon box because of the carriage charge. The one obvious advantage you have when doing it yourself is that you can decide what can go back in and what needs replacing.

Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:40 pm
by roymck
People say all new internals probably mean new bearing , seals and other bits , but not new gears .

Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:57 pm
by toolmanchris
roymck wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:40 pm
People say all new internals probably mean new bearing , seals and other bits , but not new gears .
Yes I think it did include the synchro hubs but not the gear set

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Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:49 pm
by gtcse8
Chris I can put forward Stephen Brear gearboxes in Leeds.
They been doing Ford boxes for at least 30 years.

Don`t know if they would do the removal and refit though as I have only ever taken full boxes to them. :?:

I also still have a couple of Factory Rebuilt OD units for sale :wink:

And a couple of complete units removed from running cars :W

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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:27 am
by toolmanchris
Thanks Mark I will send them an email :)

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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:57 am
by toolmanchris
Mark sent you a PM

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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:02 am
by MikeyBikey
Give Falmouth Gearbox centre a call. Really really great small company but he knows his onions ...


and gearboxes :lol:

Reconditioned gearbox se5a

Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:04 am
by MikeyBikey
He will strip then tell you whats needed.

I work in plymouth / commute to somerset but live in falmout so if you could get the gearbox to somerset / plymouth i can transport it foc

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Posted: Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:07 am
by toolmanchris
Thanks Mikey its a bit of trek from sunny Donny though :D
I am trying the Leeds one at the moment as thats "just up the road" from me but will bear it in mind.

Thanks for the offer though much appreciated :D