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I currently have a 54 plate Vivaro and today the gearbox started sounding like it needed an alarming amount of money spent on it.

I know these vans do have a bit of a weakness in the gearbox, and cant decidewhether to chop it in.

Anyone reccomend a van they use? or have experience with the gearbox issues on these vans?
 
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Why don't you just get the 'box rebuilt? I'll wager you'll lose out much more ££s changing it (it's value with a knackered 'box will be reduced), than it would cost you to get the 'box reconditioned.

Find yourself a local gearbox specialist. He'll know what is likely to be wrong and how to put it right. Bung in a new clutch at the same time and you'll be set.
 
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Yep had an 03 plate trafic and gearbox went at around 80k miles mechanic said it done well they usually go around 55k, cheapest quote for reconditioned gearbox was around £1800, so I have since bought an 11 plate trafic last year as apparently the gearbox system has now been redesigned


Apart from that issue I can't rate them vans enough, love em!
 

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agreed. or just bang a new box in. all stems from 1940, french gearboxes work best in reverse.
 

Amp David

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A recon box is cheaper than another van surely. Get one from a decent specialist and you'll be right

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agreed. or just bang a new box in. all stems from 1940, french gearboxes work best in reverse.

Thought it was the Italians Tel?
 
Hi,
Ive just ordered a new vw transporter t32 lwb with all the toys,
earliest i can get it is september cos its a factory order,
the 09 plate im trading in has done 132,000 miles and has never missed a beat,
you get what you pay for guys
reliability is what you want
 

Cbigfoot

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I was going to trade in via a dealer they dont bother with test driving, and its drivable now, only started today, just seems a lot of money on a van that may not last me much more than a couple of years.

£1800 on a new gear box, £11,000 on a new van.....
 

Cbigfoot

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Hi,
Ive just ordered a new vw transporter t32 lwb with all the toys,
earliest i can get it is september cos its a factory order,
the 09 plate im trading in has done 132,000 miles and has never missed a beat,
you get what you pay for guys
reliability is what you want
Yeah the VW do look nice,
 

Amp David

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1800 quid, were they wearing a mask?

Get what you pay for, I did well then, an 03 berlingo for 2k and has never gone wrong in 2 years
 
Ive had a 07 plate transit before the vw and before that a merc sprinter,
I like the vw best though
But everybody to their own
 

telectrix

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i've heard the VWs are thirsty buggers, anyone confirm?
 
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