This is so painfull to write it's not even funny!
Was doing a bit of motorway driving yesterday and all was grand. came off the motorway and noticed a funny noise in 2nd. Thought nothing of it really because 1) i was right beside my house just about to hope out of the car when i noticed it and 2) i was late for the pub!.
Cue waking up the next moring a little hung over. Went down the bank to pay some bills. I heard the noise again in 2nd but today it was louder a kind of "dud dud dud dud" type of noise if that makes any sense. Said to myself right, straigt of to the garage with this so. My local mechanic says its sounds like 2nd gear has chipped a tooth! Holy c**p me thinks. He gives me the number of a gearbox specialist and says to go to him. Drove down to this specialist (skipping 2nd gear) and he confirms my fears. states that car needs new 2nd gear and sounds like 3rd and 4th are on the way out too!
i have it booked in with him for wednesday morning. Im cringing at the cost of this to be honest as cash is tight. He states that including parts and labour al in ill rpobably be looking at in and around 700 or 800 euro to replay 2nd gear but what about 3rd and fourth????
I guess what i need to ask is firstly how the hell do you chip a tooth on a gear??? is it part of normal wear and tear of a gearbox??
Car is Japanese import Honda Accord Euro R CL7 6 speed manual.
Secondaly how much would i be looking to pay for all of this? roughly. The thoughts of this is mental really. Doesn't help when i was chating to my mate about it and he reckons that clutch has to be replaced to along with the gears. Is that true?
Any advice greatly appreciated, cheers lads.