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    Gearbox busted

    Im looking for some help i recently bought a 1999 v plate 1.6 8v Astra and the gearbox is busted as the diff is gone.

    Ive been told that there is different gearboxes in these cars so im looking to know if there is how do i tell what one is in mine and does it matter what one i put in it ??

    Also if anyone is from near falkirk and has a spare one id be greatful if u can sell me it

    Thanks John

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    all the 1.6 8v and some 1.4 Astras run F13 geraboxes, the 1.6 16v run F17. it is best to stick with the F13 or you could lose pull through the gears and it will feel like the car is slower. you will see the ident markings on the box when you take it out

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    cheers mate

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    sure my corsa gsi had an f18.. might of been my astra gsi.

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    now that thats sorted does it need to be out of a 1999 model if not what years will cover it ??

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    aslong as you get one that matches your clutch it will not matter what year. eg cable clutch or hydrolic

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    though that 1.6 16v sxi's had a f16 box?

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    Min ins a 8v model m8.

    Thanks for the help guys should be geetin it bk out the garage tomorrow wahoo ..

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    what part of the uk are you from ??

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    happend to me in my old mk4 8valver! i put the F17 from a 1.6 16v in, what a differance it made!!!
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