Gearbox went bang - Stuck in Aviemore

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Hi There.

my gearbox went bang - again - on my Daihatsu Fourtrak. I need to get it home to Edinburgh from Aviemore. REcovery companies are asking for big money. Can anyone help?

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Weigh the cost of leaving the car to be repaired locally against the cost of transport back to Edinburgh + repair. Daihatsu Fourtrak should be well within the scope ---nay expertise of many small country garages whose labour rates might come as a pleasant surprise. they may even be able to source a second hand box for you locally Just don't expect instant results the pace of life is a tad more gentle than the big city. Check out the local yellow pages.

Dicksons of Inverness are your nearest Daihatsu OFFICIAL DEALER T: 01463 712 800

You could try Dunecht Garage for parts 01330 860228
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Overton Vehicle Dismantlers ( Aberdeen ) Aberdeen based breaker but deliver over Scotland on a regular basis

I would make informal local equiries first for recommendations..
 

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Phoned around a bit. Burnbrae Garage Perth want £45 + vat per hour and reckon approx 7hrs. Dont think they were too keen though.

Vehicle recovery Blair Atholl priced the job at £400 inclusive. Roddy on 01796 481221

If that's any help.
 

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Has the box been making any noises, especially in 3rd gear. The Fourtrack boxes are famed for failing.
 
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Hi all.

Thanks for the awesome responses. It's the 2nd time the box has gone in a year - not sure I can face doing it again so thinking about weighing it in just now.

Will let you know how I get on (when monday comes along!)

Dieselman - been sounding fine till there was a big bang- now theres horrible grinding in all gears, it's best in 4th at about 25mph. Seems to be less rattling!!
 

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That sounds like a broken up bearing.
 
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Yup - bearing indeed. Haven't looked yet to see what extent of damage is!!
 

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