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Hello all.

I've been have having issues with my gearbox(noisy synchro's and whining a bit too) for a couple of months so changed transfer and gearbox oil a couple of weekends ago.

Oil that came ok of transfer box was ok but g-box was another matter.

Lots of mettalic sludge basically.

Still whines and crunches though not quite as bad, so i am gonna have to bite the bullett and get it re-conditioned.

Phoned a local gearbox specialist that does a lot of these and the helpful chap reckons with a few seals bearings and synchros i will be looking at £250 to £350 and thats with the box removed from car and delivered to them.

Is that a fair price 'cause i'll be looking at nearly another £100 for clutch.

Also has anyone else stripped n fixed an R380 and what sort of job is it like?

Cheers in advance.

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Hello all.

I've been have having issues with my gearbox(noisy synchro's and whining a bit too) for a couple of months so changed transfer and gearbox oil a couple of weekends ago.

Oil that came ok of transfer box was ok but g-box was another matter.

Lots of mettalic sludge basically.

Still whines and crunches though not quite as bad, so i am gonna have to bite the bullett and get it re-conditioned.

Phoned a local gearbox specialist that does a lot of these and the helpful chap reckons with a few seals bearings and synchros i will be looking at £250 to £350 and thats with the box removed from car and delivered to them.

Is that a fair price 'cause i'll be looking at nearly another £100 for clutch.

Also has anyone else stripped n fixed an R380 and what sort of job is it like?

Cheers in advance.

speak to ashcrofts as they're the experts on these and others.and you'll be looking at that price for one of there recon units.

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Just had a look at Ashcrofts site- £495 for a gearbox and £445 for transfer box. so with clutch kit, VAT and fuel to transport it darn sarf, it'll tot up to about £1500 and i'll have to fit it myself! Think i'll may just stick with Mr Local recon

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Sorry to say I've had bad experience of a place beginning with A and their customer service was cr&p subsequently. When the main box went (again) about 18 months later I sent it to a local place and its been spot on ever since. Every place will have it's problems once in a while but it took several iterations to get a box that didn't have the original snag AND worked as advertised.

R380 rebuild is not something to take lightly - several special tools required.

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  • 3 weeks later...

R380 box is not a problem to overhaul. The overhaul manual is available for download on the net. Parts and complete overhaul kits are available from several suppliers (including Ashcrofts).

You will need a puller to remove the collar at the back end of the mainshaft, and a simple stand is useful to keep the box nose up while assembling & setting up.

The most important thing is to take your time and pay attention to detail. Setting up the end float on the layshaft and mainshaft requires selectable shims which may need to be ordered in at the correct size.

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