Re: How tight should a brand new gearbox be?
In my JTD GT there is hardly any play, well under 1".
It wont be the actual gearbox which has the slop. I bet they have not seated the two rods from the gearstick to the box properly. There are two mounting points for each, at either end. If one is not seated correctly it will result in play, in some cases you will 'loose' gears as the rod is not travelling correctly. One rod donates left and right on the stick so 1st 3rd 5th and Reverse (sounds like this one). The other up and down, so 1st-2nd, 3rd-4th, 5th-6th, 5th-Rev.
Hope you get this sorted.
Just added the following pic which shows the two rods, it may be that one of the clips '6' has not been put on correctly or disturbed. This actually happened in my GT when i first got it, easy job to replace, but before it was sorted there was ALOT of play left and right.
Last edited by AndyRigby; 02-11-07 at 22:03.