I'll check it out.
now dont laugh, but when i had horrible grinding noises, and vibrations and stiff gear changes, on my punto, i took into fiat, on the promiss of a new gearbox (wishful thinking).
they had a look, and what they reported back to me astounded me. my rubber band had broke
on the gear box, there is a rubberband, quite a big one, that absorbs the vibrations, give the gearbox a little bit of movement, to move with the engine, ease stress.
but no word of a lie, they called it a rubber band
so no gear box, replaced the "rubber band" and off i went
see the punto is a propper rubber band car. but i think after this, all cars have them, just never heard it called that before