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As you can see my gearbox is goosed.
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gta/170883-new-gearbox-req.html

What are the tricks to getting the box out?

As far as i know, you have to:

Remove battery and intakes for access.

Disconnect the driveshafts, leaving the hub/disc tied up.

Disconnect the front bit of exhaust leaving it tied up.

Disconnect the lower engine mount (supporting engine).

Disconnect and unbolt the gearbox.

I have been told that some people drop the subframe:confused:?
Any trick to it or special tools required?.
Am not going to change the clutch as it has only done 400 miles.
Am also going to swap my Q2 to the new box. What sealant should I use on the diff housing?

Any help welcome. Thanks:thumbs:
 

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You doing this work yourself then Martin?

Your not having much luck with your GTA are you mate :(

Hope you get sorted ;)
 

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Considering it due to a lack of funds. Not sure my neigbours would want me to do it myself though as it will be done in front of their house!
 

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I hate working on the car in front of the neighbourhood.
For a while I had a bouble garage which was awesome. I now have a drive on a hill so things not quite so easy.

Can you not rope in a friend with a garage or offroad space to help?

Apart from the space, an extra pair of hands can be more than a little usefull.
 

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I have bitten the bullet and booked it in with AforAlfa:thumbs:
At least I know its in safe hands.
 

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Makes sense matey, my mate changed his cambelt, lost a clip when putting it back together and ended up blowing a hole in the side of the block :tut:
 

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took me a good 10 hours to fit a new clutch and Q2 diff last week.. one bolt that holds the starter to the bell housing is a real PAIN to remove.. i ended up with a nicely bent 13mm spanner in the end to remove it.

goodluck!
 
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As you can see my gearbox is goosed.
http://www.alfaowner.com/Forum/alfa-gta/170883-new-gearbox-req.html

What are the tricks to getting the box out?

As far as i know, you have to:

Remove battery and intakes for access.

Disconnect the driveshafts, leaving the hub/disc tied up.

Disconnect the front bit of exhaust leaving it tied up.

Disconnect the lower engine mount (supporting engine).

Disconnect and unbolt the gearbox.

I have been told that some people drop the subframe:confused:?
Any trick to it or special tools required?.
Am not going to change the clutch as it has only done 400 miles.
Am also going to swap my Q2 to the new box. What sealant should I use on the diff housing?

Any help welcome. Thanks:thumbs:
You also need to drop the subframe and remove the rear exhaust manifold to get at the bolts holding the starter motor on.

I've done a guide for swapping the diff / removing the subframe here:

Alfa Romeo forum: Front Anti Roll Bar ( GTA ) / Q2 diff

You need to remove the slave cylinder to get the box off as its a pull type clutch and likewise, the release bearing goes on the gearbox input shaft when you refit it NOT into the pressure plate.

Last time I did it I was on a mission as I'd broken the clutch on a track day but it still took 2 days IIRC

Alfa Romeo forum: Broken Clutch

I'll send you my mob number via pm if you want to discuss it.

Its not an easy job, especially if you're doing it on your own.
 
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They're easier, much easier.:lol:

With you on the job it'll be do-able though.
 

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Thanks chris155 and Brad.

Defo booked in with Paul at the end of the month at a price I can't refuse;)

Car will just be sitting outside the house looking pretty for a while:(
Off to collect the new box tomorrow.
 
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