Re: Now this is an odd one!
ive no idea if it is possible but thats what seems to have happened. I thought possibly that the nut goes someway to holding the gearbox in position and that the knocking could be the gearbox and not the suspension. And the synchro??? ive no idea honestly but it was a dead cert to happen in that senario b4 and after a couple of days driving doing the quickest possible gear changes, i cant get it to do the grind which it had done for 2 years. Could it be the vibrations from the engine at 7000rpm causing the gearbox to move slightly and cause the grind?
BTW they have quotes me £150 for my 60k miles service plus £75 for the spark plugs which i though reasonable as my local fiat dealer (where i bought it) Want £350 and are a useless bunch of monkeys