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How much movement is too much movement? - M32

Hi again all,

So I had my gearbox replaced about two months (2500 miles) ago but Autolusso and at the same time had a new clutch, slave cylinder and DMF fitted too.

The only thing is the gearstick has started to have a bit of movement in it on accel/deceleration, it's only about 5mm or so in sixth. There can is also an audible thump that can be felt through the gearstick when you lift the clutch changing 4th>5th, or 5th>6th. There's no nasty whining or anything like there was before but the thump is loud enough for a passenger to notice and I was under the impression gearstick movement was a bad thing too!

Is there a certain allowed amount of movement in the bearings and is the gearbox clunk normal?

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I would think that's more of a problem with your engine or gearbox mounts
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I'm driving around with a gearstick that's moving quite noticeably. Has been in to Autolusso but they are reluctant to open up the gearbox as they found no metal in the gearbox oil when they drained it, suggesting that bearings have not started to wear out... at least not yet. There is no whine. I used to have a 'clunk' through the box in my 155tb Mito, which is also on the M32, if I recall rightly, but it was never diagnosed because I could never replicate it when it was in for servicing at the dealer. But I never had any problem with it.
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What Bro said, softened mountings maybe?

Are you sure it's not the synchromesh action which is at fault?

Different symptoms to that which you describe perhaps?
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cheap enough to check all the mountings are tight pal
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