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Hi all - firstly, thanks for the Devonian geabox tip. I do live a long
way from Devon, but the guy I'm off to Africa with in December lives in
Barnstaple, so they are still a possibility.
Anyway, I took my car to a transmission specialist on Friday and it was
quite illuminating (and I'm obviously quite stupid). Firstly, there are
two noises - which caused some confusion. One is a very quiet 'bearing
noise' from the spigot bearing when the clutch is disengaged. Apparently
this is nothing to be unduly bothered about. The other noise (which
overlays it) is a periodic but not entirely regular rattle. However,
being a prawn I'd failed to spot that this continues with car in neutral
and the clutch disengaged!! The guy thinks the noise MIGHT be the
exhaust - apparently they can make all sorts of odd noises and in any
case it isn't the transmission. So, I'll change the front exhaust
section before Salisbury and if it's still there, we can have a listen
and I'll give a prize to whoever gives a correct diagnosis!!!
Thanks and best regards,
Andy
 
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Hi Andy,
I have noticed odd noises coming from the exhaust area on a few 80s and
it is usually down to either the heat sheild under the front box coming
loose, or the skin on the second larger exhaust box coming loose.
BTW, just done the front section on mine - soak the nut on the
supporting bracket just below the turbo thoroughly with WD40 some time
before hand because it can be a real pain to undo because it is very
prone to rust.
Also, the best thing for undoing the nuts on the turbo end is an 18"
extension bar on your socket set - certainly saves your knuckles and
patience ;-)
If you come donw early enough on the Saturday before Salisbury we could
do it then.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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Guest

Guest
Hi Andy,
I have noticed odd noises coming from the exhaust area on a few 80s and
it is usually down to either the heat sheild under the front box coming
loose, or the skin on the second larger exhaust box coming loose.
BTW, just done the front section on mine - soak the nut on the
supporting bracket just below the turbo thoroughly with WD40 some time
before hand because it can be a real pain to undo because it is very
prone to rust.
Also, the best thing for undoing the nuts on the turbo end is an 18"
extension bar on your socket set - certainly saves your knuckles and
patience ;-)
If you come donw early enough on the Saturday before Salisbury we could
do it then.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift
 
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