Was Gear Box but now Ireland

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Niall
l'beast failed its MOT - gearbox didn't engage reverse on a couple of
occasions. The guy who is doing the autogearbox (when I can afford it) is a
guy who defected from Toyo Main Dealer here in North Bristol. He used to
work on l'beast at the Toyo garage - a rare breed, a toyo mechanic who knows
his stuff! and he doesn't charge the earth (other garages do the
swift-intake-of-breath-thing with a finger in the corner of their mouths -
and make out its a serious thing, so bad in fact that l'beast will
imminently fail spectacularly)
The company who are doing it is an autogearbox specialist, I've used them
before they seem kosher. I've asked for further quotes but haven't got them
so unless I can find someone to do it cheaper than ?1800 than this is what
I'll have to pay.
Drives fine in all other gears - what the problem is is it has a bit of wear
and tear and the teeth do not engage the (don't know the technical term)
sprocket/clutch/gear?? for reverse inside the box.
I have taken it seriously off-road before the problem became apparent - even
as far back as 2001 in Algeria and Libya.
So its still taken out - which reminds me, do you live anywhere near Dublin
or Belfast? there are two jobs I'm after, one at a museum and what at
Queens in Belfast. Been thinking about relocating.
cheers
Renate
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[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Niall Sommers
Sent: 10 October 2006 09:10
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] Gear Box
Hello there Renate
What's the story with the gear box. Be sure and let me know what the
problem was & how they fixed it.
Who's doing the work for you on it. Were they recommended??
Cheers
Niall HDJ80
 
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Renate
Is yer man doing a complete overhall for the 1800 - or just fixing the
reverse.
As for Ireland - if you go to Dublin you might as well leave L'beast at
home - GRIDLOCK - second only to Delhi. I took a job in Cork to get away
from it. That said - it's a great place to party. I(f going to Dublin
I'd get an apartment within walking distance of the Job & pub.
Re Belfast - your guess is as good as mine but cost of living would be
cheaper than Dublin....
Cheers
Niall
 
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Niall
Yup, the whole shebang - out with the gearbox (in pieces...) and complete
overhall - well, that's what he said, and I tend to believe him, although I
would say, I still think 1800 GBpounds is a mite stiff, but then, who am I
to judge? I have no real idea how much these things cost anyway.
Seriously? surely no GRIDLOCK in Dublin?
Walking distance for pub + job - definitely!
Regards
Renate
-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:[Email address removed]]On Behalf Of Niall Sommers
Sent: 10 October 2006 17:47
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Was Gear Box but now Ireland
Renate
Is yer man doing a complete overhall for the 1800 - or just fixing the
reverse.
As for Ireland - if you go to Dublin you might as well leave L'beast at
home - GRIDLOCK - second only to Delhi. I took a job in Cork to get away
from it. That said - it's a great place to party. I(f going to Dublin
I'd get an apartment within walking distance of the Job & pub.
Re Belfast - your guess is as good as mine but cost of living would be
cheaper than Dublin....
Cheers
Niall
 
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spot on niall, i work mainly in the city and i have to drive, over 80
hours driving i averaged 31 km/h according to the gps, thats 80 hours
moving time not total time. cork is pretty good, lived there for 2
years, thats how i got into this offroading lark! munster4x4.com. so
much fun!
 
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Brian
Just checking out the web site - awsome pictures - that's what I call
4x4'ing!
Not too many LC's in the Gallery! They don't like the bog!
Niall
 
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Hi Renate,
When I bought my current 80 a couple of years ago, I was quoted about ?3500
for a new auto box.
TTFN
Chas
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From: "Renate Haupt" <[Email address removed]>
To: <[Email address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 6:02 PM
Subject: RE: [ELCO] Was Gear Box but now Ireland
 
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its more to do with nobody having a decent modded cruiser here thats
all. did you look at 3 peaks entry list, im the 3rd in line, talk about
eager!
brian
 
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Renate
1800 quid for overhaul. But you'll have great piece of mind headin to
Timbuktu!
Have you got a departure date yet?
Very Jealous
Niall
 
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