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PostSubject: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 19:28

hi , just bought a subaru impreza wrx bugeye 2002 4 days ago and already its broke...took it to austins in holystone the gearbox specialist and they say its the gearbox bearing on the output and will cost upto £1000!! lol not wat i wanted to here after owning the car for less than a week. is it worth getting a second hand gearbox from ebay? priced at around £400 and getting a mechanic to fit it? any ideas or help will b appreciated

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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 19:42

Hi and welcome to NESF!  Very Happy 
I would say if you can get a low milage one go for it, 1000 is a bit pricey!
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 19:46

thanks carl, (am also a carl  alien ) its looking like am goin down tht route....78k miles is the lowest i have seen so far
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 20:14

Welcome aboard mate. Sorry to hear about your strife. Are the garage you took the car to a subaru specialist, I've not heard anyone else mention them ? Just wondering if it would be better to get a reliable 2nd opinion. Andy Kindon or Drew in Chester Le Street, GIPA in Boldon, Steve Jones in Cornforth or Andy Bishop in Hartlepool are a decent few to pick from depending on your location (no offence to anyone I've forgotten).
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 20:18

Hi,

Sure Sam has just text me regarding this car ?!
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 20:35

hi stickt, yeah sams a friend of mine if we are talking about the same 1. he said he was gona ask around for me.

do u have any ideas of how to go about this?

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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 20:36

thanks kgt, i have heard of the guy in boldon maybe worth a trek over (from whitley bay) if the car makes it tht far. dont fancy the break down fee in the tyne tunnel ha
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 21:23

Welcome to nesf mate

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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Wed 6 Aug - 21:41

Welcome to NESF, im also a Maca haha

best bet would be a 2nd hand box, fook paying £1000  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Thu 7 Aug - 17:49

thank you keiffy and maca (just 1 C)

so i guess am going down the 2nd hand gearbox route which cost around £400. if any1 knows any cheaper and also some 1 who can fit it for me i would appreciate it

thanks for the help all
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Thu 7 Aug - 18:57

Welcome to the forum mate - good luck with the gearbox  Lucky! 
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Thu 7 Aug - 19:34

Welcome to Nesf Gipa your best from you in Whitley bay only just thou tunnel and will help you out

Best bet a breaker in my eyes as will have come back I'm sure you could get box for £300+

Could get 6 speed in for around £1300 so don't see point in spending 1k on fixing your unless desperate
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Thu 7 Aug - 21:06

welcome to nesf bad craic about the box,im sure you'll find a good one for £300
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Thu 7 Aug - 23:17

daverich on here is breaking a bug
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Thu 7 Aug - 23:32

welcome too nesf

2nd hand box is the cheapest way, but as said above a would suggest a 2nd opinion by the most local nesf trader too yourself  Wink 
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Fri 8 Aug - 2:58

Welcome to nesf Smile
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Sat 9 Aug - 6:29

thanks all, hopefuly picking up a 2nd hand box today! just need to find some1 to fit it now. looks like theres a good group of ppl here Smile
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Sat 9 Aug - 7:06

Welcome. Hope it all goes well with the gearbox.
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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Sat 9 Aug - 14:47

hi all.

i have acquired a gearbox (£130! hehe) does any1 know of a local mechanic (whitley bay) who is reasonable and knows what hes doing?? how much should i be roughly paying for a straight swap of the gearbox?

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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Mon 11 Aug - 9:26

welcome aboard matey  Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: hi all new here (maccas666)   Mon 11 Aug - 10:49

Welcome m8
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