au3 xr8 5sp gearbox noises
not only have a I got strange noises ( see my story under "diff noise thread" ) coming from the diff, there's also something going on with the gearbox
Just after you release the clutch and the car starts to move forward ( in 1st and 2nd ) at low speed you can hear what sounds like a bearing noise from the front of the boxor clutch area.
Local dealer ( Dominelli , Sutherland ) had BTR listen to it and said it was normal.
Not happy with this though, I think it's gettting worse as it does more ks.
Also you when reversing just as car begins to move for the 1st few meters you can hear this noise but way louder - can't be normal surely ?
I drove another au3 xr8 5 sp yesterday ( at another dealers, arranged by my dealer ) , car had only done 1000ks ( mine's done 3000 now ) and yes you could hear similar noises but nowhere near as loud or disturbing.
I'm worried that it's a characteristic ( as dealer told me ) and that although mine's within tolerance it's at the bad end of the scale and will get worse.
My old XW GT toploader never made that much noise at lowe speed !
Anyone got any clues ?