Help... some gearbox gremlins mid road trip! (Repost from wrong board)

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Help... some gearbox gremlins mid road trip! (Repost from wrong board)

Post by rattyscala » Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:54 pm

Hey so we are heading to Croatia from Bristol and started to have gearbox issues. Lightly noisy/light whine gearbox and jumps out of 5th gear.

Given its Sunday (France shuts on sundays) all I could get was some 15/40 to top up the oil by taking speedo off gearbox). Its not jumping out now but my question is if I stop driving now and drain/fill with gearbox oil do you think it will be ok for another 1500 miles over 6 days doing constant 70mph or should I abandon the trip and limp home (600 miles) at 50mph?

It's an 87 scala 1.8 carby



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Re: Help... some gearbox gremlins mid road trip! (Repost from wrong board)

Post by rattyscala » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:01 pm

Pic of car in primer for the trip with my son.. bear in mind it was saved from the scrap yard !



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Re: Help... some gearbox gremlins mid road trip! (Repost from wrong board)

Post by rattyscala » Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:02 pm

Now with photo
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Re: Help... some gearbox gremlins mid road trip! (Repost from wrong board)

Post by Hyde » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:31 pm

General Lee?