recently bought a 2002 1.6 16v astra from a mate, full service history 36,000 miles on the clock and after going through 3 gearboxes on my mk3 astra i thought i was going to have finally rid myself of gearbox problems.
i thought wrong!
last friday i noticed a strange rubbing noise coming from the passenger side wheel when driving, took it to my mechanic today, who put it up on ramps and took the oil level plug out of the gearbox to find the oil to be full of metal fillings!! now i dont know about you but i dont expect this from a 4 year old car with 36k on the clock with full service history!!
my mechanic suggested phoning vaux and explaining the situation. dont know what thye'll say though as the car isnt under warranty now!
what you guys reckon, anyone had a similair problems with gearboxs? i swear i got sum kinda gearbox curse following me round!