Has your 308/328 ever had any gearbox work done?

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by Mike328, Feb 26, 2004.


Has your 308/328 ever had gearbox work done?

  1. Yes

  2. No, but it needs it

  3. No, and the gearbox is fine (shifts fine, etc.).

  4. I don't know

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  1. Mike328

    Mike328 F1 Rookie
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    Oct 19, 2002
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    So I'm struggling with some worn syncros at a (really verified!) 60k miles, which seems premature to me.

    Was wondering if anybody's 308/328 has ever had gearbox work done? I guess this would imply pulling the engine, possibly separating the gearbox FROM the engine, and opening the gearbox up.

    If yes, could you post your year/model 308/328 AND the mileage that the work was done at?
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  3. Mark 328

    Mark 328 Formula Junior

    Nov 6, 2003
    Orange, Ca
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    Mark Foley
    Did you try to change the oil? Are you sure it is bad synchros? I understand the right oil can make huge difference in shiftability. My 328 has 65K miles and is a little "notchy" but it shifts good after it is warm. I plan on switching to Redline 75-90NS.

  4. 1975gt4don

    1975gt4don Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Mike, I have a 75 GT4 with 72,000 on the clock, never ever had any tranny work done and I have only replaced the clutch only once! Not bad eh? No notchiness in my shifting, still shifts as new. I use StaLube 75W-90 for LS and it works just fine for me. Been using StaLube since I bought mine in 1982.

  5. flashman

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    William Rappaport
    I have an 81 308 GTSi with 30K miles. The second gear syncro's are bad, but I have yet to fix them. As I recall, they were always a problem from the first day I bought the car new. I guess I have just learned to live with it. When I finally get to the point where I have to do an engine out, I will rebuild second gear at that time. My 2 cents.
  6. tbakowsky

    tbakowsky F1 World Champ
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    Sep 18, 2002
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    My engine is out right now for a rebuild. I figured I might aswell replace the 1st and second while the thing is apart. I wasn't having problems with it,but they are common to go,and besides my car is 22 years old now. It it was a while your there type deal for me.
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  8. Mike328

    Mike328 F1 Rookie
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    Tom: I would recommend checking 3rd gear very carefully (the ring and the hub, too). The 328 workshop manual describes in detail how to do this. 3rd is the problem for me--2nd is also an issue--1st is seldom an issue. My $0.02.

  9. jpl

    jpl Formula Junior

    Dec 4, 2003
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    JP Lavigne
    Yes, I too have gone through a transmision rebuild, several synchros as well as a couple of gears. Expensive, but shifts real nice now. I am just know getting back to shifting into second as opposed to skipping it most of the time.

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