I have a 2009 159 1.9JTDM TI. How do I know if I have the common gearbox issue that come with them. It has 96k on clock. What will happen if it is faulty and I do nothing about it?
There are lots and lots of threads on here about spotting the symptoms.
If it is faulty and you do nothing about it the 6th gear bearing will collapse and the rollers will bounce around inside your gearbox smashing the teeth off any cogs and gears they get stuck in-between.
It will go from an expensive repair to a very expensive repair in about 30 seconds.
Someone mentioned a rebuild? Is that usually cheaper than and reconditioned replacement.
They can end up being the same or if yours lets go completely a recon unit will be cheaper, if you destroy a few gear sets the price can rocket. So in that case a recon that has just had the bearings replaced will be cheaper. However......
with a recon you don't necessarily know what work has been done. If you get your broken one fixed, talk to the workshop about it, ask questions and find out what they are actually doing.
Does the gearbox need to be replaced with another M32 unit or can the stronger one that's in the 2.4 go straight in? And with that in mind, is the gearbox in the 2litre different/better and can it fit in?
This was a big thing for me as my M32 has failed twice and is starting to show signs of failing again.
I asked all the questions about would an F40 box fit, what are the options for replacing the M32 with a box made of something other than chedder, even is it reasonable to replace with an auto box?
But the general consensus is that M32 must be replaced with M32 (even though the later 2.0JTDm can have one of 3 boxes fitted from the factory, that seems to me like they must be interchangeable)
People much wiser than me have said the 1.9JTDm will only fit an M32 box (unless you have a bottomless pit of money)
I've just bitten the bullet and part exed mine against a 2.0JTDm and i made it clear to the dealers that the gearbox type could be a deal breaker. Fortunately my new car has the F40.