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E46 B3 3.3 Gearbox Issue
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like you have a plan Very Happy

As a matter of interest, what do they think the problem is?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well lets hope it works out! I've not committed to sending it there yet, but it looks that way.

He believes the reverse drum has broken/split.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What warranty will they give you with the repair?
My car was 10k miles or 3 years which ever came up first
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing prices and service. Does that include parts? Trans on or off car?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the delayed reply.

I popped in personally to book my B3 in to Vanmatic and spoke to the owner.

The price includes all parts, labour and VAT. Gearbox will be taken off the car.

I did mention if I required new gearbox mounts, propshaft coupling, oil cooler and any other associated parts that need replacing while the gearbox is out, could this be done? He said no problem at all - he will ring me to advise if anything extra needs doing and run the prices through with me first.

Of course those items will be charged in addition to the overhaul.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FYI - Hardy Engineering replied back to me and quoted 2500+VAT for a complete overhaul of the gearbox.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update:

Dropped my car off to Vanmatic on Tuesday 21st (morning) and was told it will be ready in 4-5 days, so basically after the bank holiday.

However, to my delight I received a phone call from the owner on Friday 24th (morning) stating the car was ready to collect - which I was glad about, as I wanted it back before the long weekend.

My reverse drum was well a truly broken, he showed it to me (I'll upload a picture soon as I can). Bits of metal were floating around the gearbox, so lucky I stopped driving it when I lost reverse gear and only drove it again to drop the car off to him!

I paid the 950+VAT, with no other costs needed/added. I have 12 month warranty on the gearbox. The owner would also like to see me back after 1000 miles to check the gearbox over after the running in period.

Overall I'm very happy with the service I received and highly recommend Vanmatic.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
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