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  1. Ah, I've clearly been reading stuff from people who don't know what they're talking about then @Sausage, if I were to get a new (used) gearbox would I have to get the right gearbox code or would any gearbox from a 1.4 Lupo (75 bhp) / 1.4 Polo (75bhp) fit properly?
  2. Hi guys, Title says it, made another thread not too long ago but think I'd written it in a confusing manner. I've done some Googling and read that people tend to say that driving along with a bad rattle which goes away when you put the clutch down to the floor is caused by a bad release bearing, however, when I've spoke to a clutch and flywheel specific garage and another garage they've said it's the complete opposite and if it goes away when you pull the clutch in it's likely the gearbox. It's frustrating because people have the same symptoms and all seem to say it's the release bear
  3. "When the engine is under load, it pulls against the gear selector slightly, or opens up any gaps. I reckon that's what's happening." I thought the same myself that it makes no sense that it's the gearbox as it goes away when you put the clutch down to the floor and you can also hear the noise when in neutral but not quite as loud... Based on the sentence I quotes, what would be the fix for that? Also related to what you said, when you are in gear and driving along, if you take your foot of the gas the gearstick moves forwards / backwards (can't remember which way off the top of my head) it
  4. Most noticable when driving around the 1600-2000rpm mark, if you put the clutch in whilst driving the noise goes away. Goes into gear nice and easy, nothing amiss so to speak of other than the rattle itself, the only thing I could maybe criticise is the fact that on rare occasion when reversing it will jump out of reverse and you cannot go directly from 5th to 3rd gear, you have to get there via 4th. All other gear combinations work fine however. I had a mechanic take a look at it and he seemed to think gearbox replacement but I've read on here that it's typically a whining noise that is ma
  5. Hi, The driver's side washer jet isn't working, the passenger set seems to be very high pressure which suggests to me that the drivers side is blocked as opposed to leaking. I have used a small water pistol to send some high pressure water down the jet aperture, I've also tried a thin pointy nail fail but to no avail. I did try unclipping the jet from the bonnet to make sure nothing was leaking, I inspected it whilst the jets were operated and nothing happened. I assume that there is a very significant blockage and the remedy is to buy a new 'jet end' and clip in a new one in place of
  6. @Rich I would really need this doing sooner than later, struggling to get hold of you. Once again sorry for pestering but really do need it sorting as I'm getting it in the neck off the girlfriend.
  7. I know, need to get it sorted before it ends up wearing out the clutch friction plate and wearing the gearbox a little! @Rich Please could you get back to me as soon as is convenient
  8. Funny actually, driving again I paid attention for a 'squeak' it actually does sound like a squeak / creak quite badly when it gets close to the floor. Also the biting point is very low. Just to reiterate, symptoms as follows: - Reverse always clunks badly into reverse, like a really loud clunk that is jarring - Hard to change gears - No sign of clutch slippage, puts power down beautifully - Creak / squeaky pedal, quite loud and happens between pushing the clutch pedal between half and 3/4 way down to the floor The last thing I want is to have someone sort the pedal-box for it t
  9. No squeak no. However, if it's the weld(s) on the pedalbox, doesn't that mean trying to change gear with the engine off should be just as hard as when the engine is running? Something to test perhaps?
  10. Chorley (near Preston) Not as far as I'm aware no, but the pedal feels stiffer than I believe it should feel (feels as stiff as my 4 paddle hill-climb clutch I have in my other car)
  11. Hiya all, Second time posting here, first time was a peculiar issue which thankfully only affects the car should you be doing something you'd never normally do (rev'ing the crap out of the engine whilst moving with the clutch in). Anyhoo, the issue this time is: Clutch pedal lower than brake pedal at all times, notchy gear changes, 5th to 3rd gear change won't go so you have to go 5th to 4th to 3rd for it to go in. First can be particularly hard to get into and reverse usually crunches when selected. Based on the pedal box thread, it seems I may have a pedal box issue. I thought I
  12. Okay guys, Today I got around to fitting the relay, although I actually didn't... I'm going to need further instruction on where to find it as above the pedals all I saw were a plethora of relays, wiring and duct tape heaven. There was nothing that resembled the relay I purchased so I'm rather confused. There seemed to be a white harness in the top corner but half of the harness had nothing in it. Slightly confused...
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