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26-08-2010, 19:26   #1
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MINI gearbox problems

So the gearbox in my MINI cooper has gone for the second time in a year. Last summer I got the gearbox completely refurbished and got a 12 month warranty. It's only a few weeks out of warranty but the garage dont want to know about it.

Looking around on the net I found a good few people have fitted a 6 speed box form the S. The 6 speed is ment to be much stronger but ive rang a few breakers and none seems to have one. I know a good few parts have to be changed such as starter motor gear linkage driveshafts flywheel etc..

my question is should i fit the 6 speed or get the box fixed again..

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26-08-2010, 19:28   #2
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Going to the 6 speed can be done, but it's a bit of a job. Plus, if you have cruise control, it will be disabled by going to the 6 speed box. If you want to get a proper MINI specialist to do either the 5 speed, or the 6 speed, PM me, I've a guy in Cork who's done loads.
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26-08-2010, 19:34   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
no the car doesnt have the cruise control.
have you heard good reviews from the 6 speed conversion. im guessing the 6 speed would be a good bit more money to do. just wondering if its worth it.
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If it were me I'd just repair the current gearbox, and then spend my money upgrading to the S.
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