916 CF1 Gearbox issue
Hi all, hoping someone here might be able to help me out.
I have a 97 916 Spider 2.0 TS (Phase 1 CF1) with a gearbox problem. I was cruising down the motorway the other day, dropped from 5th to 4th to pass a truck and went back into 5th only to find...well nothing! Came off the clutch and got absolutely nothing other than revving the engine as if in neutral. It continued and finished the rest of journey perfectly in all other gears but fifth is now a distant memory. Some preliminary diagnostics indicate the following:
- From a standstill position, selecting 5th gear and releasing the clutch produces a high pitched "whine"
- From a standstill position, in neutral and with the clutch released there it a slight grind
- When driving all gears work fine (no noises) except the elusive 5th
I figure I´m probably looking at a gearbox rebuild/ replace (oh s%&t, big €€€€s!). Can anyone offer any advice on this? Also if I´m looking for a replacement gearbox I know I need one from a 1.8/2.0 TS...but are there any changes across the models (147/156 etc etc) that I should be aware of?
Appreciate any help!