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Getting a slight whining, particularly when doing low speeds in high gears, seems worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Only does it when my foot is on the gas- so it ain't bearings and I would've thought it was gearbox related. Gonna try Lucas transmission fluid (check for debris in my old fluid) maybe differential bearings if former doesn't work but wondered if anyone had any views, or similar experiences, before I start spending, perhaps wasting, money. Cheers in advance.
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Getting a slight whining, particularly when doing low speeds in high gears, seems worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Only does it when my foot is on the gas- so it ain't bearings and I would've thought it was gearbox related. Gonna try Lucas transmission fluid (check for debris in my old fluid) maybe differential bearings if former doesn't work but wondered if anyone had any views, or similar experiences, before I start spending, perhaps wasting, money. Cheers in advance.

 

can you be specific about location?

 

whine could be anything from a CV joint on the way out if its coming from far left or right

 

or

 

thrust bearing if gearbox area

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Getting a slight whining, particularly when doing low speeds in high gears, seems worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Only does it when my foot is on the gas- so it ain't bearings and I would've thought it was gearbox related. Gonna try Lucas transmission fluid (check for debris in my old fluid) maybe differential bearings if former doesn't work but wondered if anyone had any views, or similar experiences, before I start spending, perhaps wasting, money. Cheers in advance.

 

can you be specific about location?

 

whine could be anything from a CV joint on the way out if its coming from far left or right

 

or

 

thrust bearing if gearbox area

 

 

It's hard to tell cause it only does it when the cars mobile- it's sound when its not moving and in neutral (front end somewhere I reckon). Don't reckon its a CV joint cause I had a weird humming noise recently and replaced a CV joint to fix that. It appears to be connected to the engine in that it stops when you let off the revs (when mobile) and starts again as soon as your foot goes back on. It appears worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Can't hear it in the lower gears but I think its there just not as audible as the engine noise is louder.

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Getting a slight whining, particularly when doing low speeds in high gears, seems worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Only does it when my foot is on the gas- so it ain't bearings and I would've thought it was gearbox related. Gonna try Lucas transmission fluid (check for debris in my old fluid) maybe differential bearings if former doesn't work but wondered if anyone had any views, or similar experiences, before I start spending, perhaps wasting, money. Cheers in advance.

 

can you be specific about location?

 

whine could be anything from a CV joint on the way out if its coming from far left or right

 

or

 

thrust bearing if gearbox area

 

 

It's hard to tell cause it only does it when the cars mobile- it's sound when its not moving and in neutral (front end somewhere I reckon). Don't reckon its a CV joint cause I had a weird humming noise recently and replaced a CV joint to fix that. It appears to be connected to the engine in that it stops when you let off the revs (when mobile) and starts again as soon as your foot goes back on. It appears worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Can't hear it in the lower gears but I think its there just not as audible as the engine noise is louder.

 

any trouble with gear changes?

 

whats the state of your belts?

 

ac/ps eguiped engine?

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Getting a slight whining, particularly when doing low speeds in high gears, seems worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Only does it when my foot is on the gas- so it ain't bearings and I would've thought it was gearbox related. Gonna try Lucas transmission fluid (check for debris in my old fluid) maybe differential bearings if former doesn't work but wondered if anyone had any views, or similar experiences, before I start spending, perhaps wasting, money. Cheers in advance.

 

can you be specific about location?

 

whine could be anything from a CV joint on the way out if its coming from far left or right

 

or

 

thrust bearing if gearbox area

 

 

It's hard to tell cause it only does it when the cars mobile- it's sound when its not moving and in neutral (front end somewhere I reckon). Don't reckon its a CV joint cause I had a weird humming noise recently and replaced a CV joint to fix that. It appears to be connected to the engine in that it stops when you let off the revs (when mobile) and starts again as soon as your foot goes back on. It appears worst at 40mph in 4th gear. Can't hear it in the lower gears but I think its there just not as audible as the engine noise is louder.

 

any trouble with gear changes?

 

whats the state of your belts?

 

ac/ps eguiped engine?

 

 

Not really a little resistance into 3rd but nothing major

 

Had a new timing belt recently wondering if that's been done right

 

AC- I drive a GTi

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Does the noise sound like this? This is from it was happening on mine and it went after changing the gearbox (and driveshafts).

 

 

*...EDIT*: Sorry, embedded vids dont seem to be working too well on here atm...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DD2JZBmWUw

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The Lucas oil (50/50 with normal transmission fluid) seems to have quitened?!? it down somewhat. The fluid I changed also appeared discoloured and it had only been in there for around 20k. I'll try changing the diff bearings next- don't wanna buy a 2nd hand box unless I really have to- better the devil you know and my car has only done 52k.

 

its a super charger :)

 

Ye mate- thanks for that :thumb:

 

Does the noise sound like this? This is from it was happening on mine and it went after changing the gearbox (and driveshafts).

 

 

*...EDIT*: Sorry, embedded vids dont seem to be working too well on here atm...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DD2JZBmWUw

 

 

Thanks for posting up the video mate- you can hear it in 1st on your car mine isn't quite that bad you can only hear it in higher gears at lowish speeds. I'm not surprised a new box and driveshafts fixed it mate :rolleyes:

 

Tbh I'm too fussy and should probably just turn up my radio until it breaks and take it from there :innocent:

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The Lucas oil (50/50 with normal transmission fluid) seems to have quitened?!? it down somewhat. The fluid I changed also appeared discoloured and it had only been in there for around 20k. I'll try changing the diff bearings next- don't wanna buy a 2nd hand box unless I really have to- better the devil you know and my car has only done 52k.
its a super charger :)

 

Ye mate- thanks for that :thumb:

 

Does the noise sound like this? This is from it was happening on mine and it went after changing the gearbox (and driveshafts).

 

 

*...EDIT*: Sorry, embedded vids dont seem to be working too well on here atm...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DD2JZBmWUw

 

 

Thanks for posting up the video mate- you can hear it in 1st on your car mine isn't quite that bad you can only hear it in higher gears at lowish speeds. I'm not surprised a new box and driveshafts fixed it mate :rolleyes:

 

Tbh I'm too fussy and should probably just turn up my radio until it breaks and take it from there :innocent:

 

AND THE BOX IS FUBARED!!!!

 

i wouldt hesitate to get a gd second hand box its goining to be cheaper more time saving ............. the amount of times u will be taking the box in and out to rectifiy the fault as it may not be diff bearings could be worn teeth and syncro or shaft bearings.

 

speak to heavyrightfoot i bet he would have one lying around he would hapily sell to u. :thumb:

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Thanks for posting up the video mate- you can hear it in 1st on your car mine isn't quite that bad you can only hear it in higher gears at lowish speeds. I'm not surprised a new box and driveshafts fixed it mate :rolleyes:

 

Tbh I'm too fussy and should probably just turn up my radio until it breaks and take it from there :innocent:

 

No worries. Never be too fussy, a blind eye always costs more in the long run!

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prob your bairings. mine whined a lot

these where the bairings lol

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c126/scortpower/carbits021.jpg

 

 

Lol btw I have no clue what that photo is meant to be but I'm glad it made you laugh X(

 

they are bairings from the gearbox i had that made a whinning noise as you can see they aint round hence why it made the whinning noise

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