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Gearbox Repair needed Herts/N London


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I've just bought my first Subaru- an SVX- and the gearbox has gone wrong already (within 100 miles of me driving it away!). Slight "cough" on the motorway that feels like a misfire but is in fact the gearbox self-destructing. It now only has 2nd and 3rd; no 1st, 4th or reverse. Actually it's still pretty awesome even with two gears. Anyway I need to find someone who knows what to do about it, and I'm in Barnet. I was hoping to ease myself into this kind of thing but it looks like I'm jumping in with both feet!

 

Any advice most gratefully received.

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They are definitely thought of in a bracket with the 3000GT and the 300ZX, but in my opinion that was never the real intention- the SVX is more of a Jaguar XJS competitor (Autocar thought so at the time) and the Nissan and Mistsubishi are much more hairy-chested. The engine is the flat 6 that ended up in the Legacy. I hope I don't have to put a manual in it- it's not that kind of car. Actually it did 80 in third gear all the way home from Devon yesterday as if it was born to it- the engine's so smooth. Love it to bits.

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Ah the H6 lump... yeh heard it's a really good engine. Was it a private sale? If it wasn't, I would be speaking to whoever sold you it...

Since it's not a unique engine, it could be possible that gearboxes from other models would be a straight swap

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It was a private sale, and I don't to be honest think either the guy who sold it to me or the gearbox shop who fitted the oil cooler are at fault. I suspect it's the transfer box or diff locking up and buggering the box at speed. Very odd. But the engine is fab :-)

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First of all, auto box - check transmission fluid. Level and colour/smell. I'm assuming it's auto. Check with engine running in park. If fluid is too high or too low, sort it first. Check colour - should be pink. If not, change it, few drain and fills may help. 4 speed or 5 speed? 

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