As an owner of a 159 1750 TBi Sportwagon (111.850 Miles, 180.000+ Km's), I might have something going on with my gearbox... or not...
Listen to the sound in this video:
I can hear this sound in 4th and 6th gear when putting load on the gearbox (accelerating). As the RPM gets higher, the sound disappears in 4th gear and gets less noticable in 6th gear. The range when it is most noticable is at certain RPM's (around 2000 if I remember correctly).
Looking at the anatomy of this gearbox, it is why i'm thinking of the input shaft outer bearing.
Engaging 2nd, 4th and 6th gear make my gearstick jump about 3mm back to neutral position. It is not going back and forward, just a little "getting in position" kind of movement. (Gearbox mount?)
So, who can clarify the sound (and movement)? Does anyone else encounter the same symptoms I'm having?
Is this sound the beginning of the end and should I start saving money for a repair/replacement? Or is it as simple as low fluid level perhaps?
Hope to hear from the experts soon