M32 gearbox refurb in hull area? Advice please
Hi. 2008 plate 1.9jtdm, 64000 miles. Last 500 miles or so, I have noticed a whine, pretty sure it's the dreaded gearbox. The gear lever doesn't move yet and it's only a very slight whine so I think I have caught it early. I had a new clutch and Dmf last year so I know they don't need replacing (I hope).
I'm trying to get a idea of how much this is going to cost me as pretty skint at the minute but I understand the earlier I do it, the cheaper it should be? I'm in 2 minds as to whether to sell the car and get a newer Honda Civic 1.8 petrol (sporty one) or get it repaired. It's actually running ok at present, manifold is a bit clogged up but apart from that it's ok. May need some new brake disks and pads this year though so I have to think about future costs and cars only worth about £4500 ish.
What I want to know, if I do a gearbox oil change and put in 3 litres of the Fuchs Titan stuff recommended by auto lusso, will this give me a few years or am I living on the edge? Because the whine has just started, roughly speaking, how many miles can I do before it goes bang? I have to drive around 600 miles round trip in September and am worried about it. I only do about 12 miles a day (hence why manifold is clogged up)
How much should I pay roughly?
How long will it last if I leave it?
Will replacing gearbox oil help? (Was changed last year)
Thanks very much in advance.