Manual gearbox repair costs

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Just to complete the thread we had about 3 weeks
ago, when Chris was kind enough to give us the
detail of his recommended workshop in Exeter.
This was partly prompted by Andy's gearbox noise
of which I have heard no more, so was it that
central muffler bearing in the end Andy ? ;-)
I have spoken to Exeter gearbox centre about
overhauling a 5 speed manual box. They seem very
knowledgeable about TLC's and immediately had
prices to hand for the 80 series. The man even
had experience of my unusual engine (not supplied
in Europe or Japan) and also of the simplicity of
its military specification. All prices are plus VAT of course.
So the basics are =A3110 to remove the box and
replace it ready to run - which equates to about
2 hours work which seems amazing to me.
To strip the internals and rebuild the box is
=A3180 for labour, and parts extra, but he insists
that they will not use a full 'repair
kit' usually sold at a maximum price and often
including parts that do not need replacement, but
replace just the bits that need it. The bearings
and seals etc. they already have in stock, and
he is satisfied that any Toyota OEM parts can be
obtained in a maximum of 2 days. Naturally on top
of that would be the cost of a clutch re-build
for which the additional labour cost would be
minimal for just stripping and bolting back-up
whilst the engine and gearbox are already split.
Total time he says would be to allow a maximum of
4 days and current lead time for December is 4
working days. So those not local will also have a
bill for 4 days subsistence or a train fare to home and back.
So now you know, and thanks Chris once again.
Cheers
Jon
Grand Union Canal
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus from Bosnia
 
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Jon

| So the basics are =A3110 to remove the box and replace it ready
| to run - which equates to about
| 2 hours work which seems amazing to me.
The south west has the lowest labour rates in the UK.
| So now you know, and thanks Chris once again.
Glad it was a help.
Assuming that you are not thinking of camping on the banks of the river Exe, it's about 1/2 hours walk from his outfit to Exeter Central (old Southern Region station), or about the same to Exeter St. Davids (old Western region ditto). There are also frequent buses from Marsh Barton to the city centre if you want to save the old legs.
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Is this place just for manual box's or do they do Auto's as well?
Thanks,
Jon.
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Sent: 27 November 2005 12:07
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Subject: RE: [ELCO] Manual gearbox repair costs
Jon

| So the basics are =A3110 to remove the box and replace it ready
| to run - which equates to about
| 2 hours work which seems amazing to me.
The south west has the lowest labour rates in the UK.
| So now you know, and thanks Chris once again.
Glad it was a help.
Assuming that you are not thinking of camping on the banks of the river
Exe, it's about 1/2 hours walk from his outfit to Exeter Central (old
Southern Region station), or about the same to Exeter St. Davids (old
Western region ditto). There are also frequent buses from Marsh Barton
to the city centre if you want to save the old legs.
CB
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Hi Jon,
I got my noise listened to at a gearbox place, and apart from a slightly
noisy spigot bearing, the rest of the noise is apparently most likely to
emanate from the exhaust header (how embarrassing - which is why I've
been keeping quiet about it!!)
The Exeter place is well worth knowing about though.
Cheers,
Andy
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Jon C-W
Sent: 27 November 2005 10:22
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Manual gearbox repair costs
Just to complete the thread we had about 3 weeks
ago, when Chris was kind enough to give us the
detail of his recommended workshop in Exeter.
This was partly prompted by Andy's gearbox noise
of which I have heard no more, so was it that
central muffler bearing in the end Andy ? ;-)
I have spoken to Exeter gearbox centre about
overhauling a 5 speed manual box. They seem very
knowledgeable about TLC's and immediately had
prices to hand for the 80 series. The man even
had experience of my unusual engine (not supplied
in Europe or Japan) and also of the simplicity of
its military specification. All prices are plus VAT of course.
So the basics are =A3110 to remove the box and
replace it ready to run - which equates to about
2 hours work which seems amazing to me.
To strip the internals and rebuild the box is
=A3180 for labour, and parts extra, but he insists
that they will not use a full 'repair
kit' usually sold at a maximum price and often
including parts that do not need replacement, but
replace just the bits that need it. The bearings
and seals etc. they already have in stock, and
he is satisfied that any Toyota OEM parts can be
obtained in a maximum of 2 days. Naturally on top
of that would be the cost of a clutch re-build
for which the additional labour cost would be
minimal for just stripping and bolting back-up
whilst the engine and gearbox are already split.
Total time he says would be to allow a maximum of
4 days and current lead time for December is 4
working days. So those not local will also have a
bill for 4 days subsistence or a train fare to home and back.
So now you know, and thanks Chris once again.
Cheers
Jon
Grand Union Canal
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus from Bosnia
 
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Jon
| Is this place just for manual box's or do they do Auto's as well?
|
| Thanks,
| Jon.
When I asked (because my problem was a wheel bearing) they told me "we
do everything downstream of the engine", so I assume that they do auto
boxes too - although I didn't ask them that specifically.
Their number is 01392 434049
or 250225
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Andy wrote...
I got my noise listened to at a gearbox place, and apart from a slightly
noisy spigot bearing, the rest of the noise is apparently most likely to
emanate from the exhaust header (how embarrassing - which is why I've
been keeping quiet about it!!)
SNIP
Well it must be a relief to your wallet. But remember if it is the
muffler bearing you must use the right grease to quell the noise, all
well detailed on the 80scool archive.
Cheers
Jon
Grand Union Canal
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus from Bosnia
 
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