Knackered gearbox - anything worth saving, or scrap it?

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Knackered gearbox - anything worth saving, or scrap it?

Post by KevR » Fri May 23, 2014 7:55 pm

Like it says in the title really. TZD, fifth gear disappeared, stripped the shaft not just the gear, so basically scrap. 200,000 miles on it as well.
It's earmarked for the skip tomorrow unless anyone can give me a good reason why I should keep it for bits, given that a: I've got another spare, and b: they're not exactly uncommon things here in France anyway.

Assuming it is going to the tip, anything worth rescuing from it first? All I can think of is the reverse light switch and maybe the plastic speedo drive housing.
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Re: Knackered gearbox - anything worth saving, or scrap it?

Post by Jaba » Sat May 24, 2014 10:14 am

I am just going through this scenario too. I have rescued the clutch release arm and the plastic sleeves. The orings in the gearbox housing for the top selector shaft and the sleeve and seal from the clutch input shaft. They are all quick and easy to remove.

I have leaks from all these places on a gearbox in use at the moment and plan make it oil tight one day.
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Re: Knackered gearbox - anything worth saving, or scrap it?

Post by KevR » Sat May 24, 2014 12:07 pm

Ta for that - the plastic clutch shaft bushes are knackered unfortunately, and they're so cheap new anyway it's hardly worth the bother, especially as I've never actually managed to remove the locking bolt and get the clutch pivot arm off anyway! Might have to have a go though, as it's obviously a good idea to have the input shaft seal and housing, which can't be rmeoved without removing the pivot....
1990 BX TZD Estate ('the grey one', 1991 BX TZD Estate ('the white one'), 1982 2CV6 Charleston (in bits), 1972 AZU Serie B (2CV van), 1974 HY72 Camper, 1990 Land Rover 110 diesel LWB, 1957 Mobylette AV76, 1992 Ducati 400SS, 1966 VW Beetle, 1990 Mazda MX-5, 1996 Peugeot 106D, 1974 JCB 2D MkII, 1997 BMW R1100RS, 1987 Suzuki GSX-R1100, 1978 Honda CX500A, 1965 Motobecane Cady, 1988 Honda Bros/Africa Twin, 1963 Massey Ferguson 825, and a lot of bicycles!