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  1. Gta synchros

    Alfa GTA
    Evening all , I was aware the synchros were a bit weak on 3rd and 4th on my eldest's 147 Gta , but after having her car for a few days to sort some other stuff it appears that anything more than a gentle change provokes them to crunch , other than that the box is good no oil leaks or rumbles...
  2. Any ideas of (synchromesh) gearbox repair/refurb costs?

    The Classic Alfa Romeos
    The synchromesh has gone on second gear which i know is common but i'd like to get it fixed. I'm guessing that when it's off a full refurb will probably be needed so anyone had this done, any ideas of cost? thanks
  3. Synchromesh covered by warranty?

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi there guys, I was hoping someone might be able to help answer a question regarding the synchromesh being covered by Warranty Direct. My 147 has developed an issue whereby trying to get into 3rd gear (especially at higher revs) results in a horrible crunch. I know this is the synchromesh, and...
  4. Pouladuff Garage in Cork

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi Guys!!! Got a great quote from this dude the other day to get some work done on the synchromesh in the gearbox. I'm just wondering does anyone have any experience with these fellas??? He seemed sound enough but I dont want im hurting my baby ya know??? lol :cheese::cheese::cheese: Thanks...
  5. Synchromesh problem

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    My GTV seems to have a bit of a problem when changing up to third gear. I gather that this is a fairly common problem. The car is a 2001 2.0TS with 77k miles. It's not a big issue at the moment because it only happens when I'm thrashing the car and changing up at high revs. If I take the gear...
  6. 147 Synchromesh

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    A while ago i had some probs with the gears and the synchromesh. For my own knowledge, can anyone shed some light on: 1) is it really problematic in the 147s 2) is it easy/costly to replace 3) how tight should the gears be once worn in? 4) what exactly is causes gear problems?
  7. Synchromesh question

    Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    Hi everyone, I'd be grateful for some advice. I have a 156 Selespeed with a crunching 2nd gear diagnosed as a weak synchromesh at my last service. I've been driving on it for a while and it's time to get it sorted. How much will it cost to get the synchro replaced approx.? How much would a...
  8. weak synchromesh

    Alfa 155
    I know this has been discussed a few times on here and some of you other guys have synchs that are "beatable" in a fast change from cold. Our 155 has had a beatable synch (when cold) since we got it 4 years ago and hasn't shown signs of getting worse. I figured that as the box got warmer, the...
  9. Synchromesh on 1st

    Alfa GTV & 916 Spider
    Hi, My 2.0TS GTV is developing a nasty crunch on 1st gear ... the only way to avoid it is to be absolutely stationary, hold the clutch down for at least 2 seconds, and then 'feed' the car into 1st very gently ... It makes no difference whether the car is hot or cold, and it doesn't crunch in...
  10. Synchromesh on 1st Gear 145 1.8ts 2000 model

    Alfa 145 & 146
    When pulling upto the lights I cannot engage 1st gear @ low speeds. In fact unless I let the gear crunch it won't pop in until I have completely stopped???? Is this normal or is my syncromesh shot? When I used to have an Alfa Guiletta it wouldn't let u into 1st until u stopped due to the fact...