5 Speed V6 gearbox needed!
Only 4 months ago I decided to take the plunge and buy an Alfa GTV here in Australia. Checked out all good and drove like a dream until a tooth from a gear in the gearbox came off, and destroyed the entire housing and other gears/bearings. All in all I need a new gearbox (plus a clutch cause the transmission oil went all over the clutch...)
Anyways I have tried almost 40 places all around Australia and got only a couple of responses. I got quoted $5000 AUS for a new 5 speed, $2800 for a 2nd hand 5 speed that has done 68,000ks.
And then a shocker - I got quoted $1000 AUS for a 5 speed thats done 'low kms' (still awaiting the exact mileage). This guy knows wreckers in England that ship it down to him in Melbourne and pays not much for shipping because he puts it on a pallet and it takes anywhere up to 6 weeks to get it down. He attributes the low price of the gearbox because the alfas are a lot cheaper in Europe.
I was wondering to get any adivce from you guys if this story sounds about right. That means he can get the gearbox for around 408 pounds -- which sounds very cheap!!!
Too good to be true? What do u guys think/suggest?