Concerning gearbox noise

Please restrict your questions and replies to Capri related technical issues!
Post Reply
tejb1
Posts: 211
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:12 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6L (weekend/holidays)

Concerning gearbox noise

Post by tejb1 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:35 am

In the last week I've noticed a concerning loud whine in second gear. It only occurs under high load (for example going up a long hill). Going to check the oil level and top up if required, but is there anything else that can be checked?

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1253
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by D366Y » Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:01 pm

Need MajorTom to chip in here - he's destroyed a number of gearboxes so will probably know best! :lol:

80s-new-man
Posts: 29
Joined: Tue May 21, 2019 11:21 am
Car(s): Ford Capri 2.9 Cosworth 1985
Location: Suffolk

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by 80s-new-man » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:40 pm

Not Capri related, but in my SD1 3.5 Rover V8 gearbox the same happened and my mechanic was adamant that it was the main shaft that was on its way out, due to hammering from the 3.9 stage 2 Range Rover engine fitted...but don’t take my word for it.

Mc Tool
Posts: 647
Joined: Sat May 17, 2014 8:34 pm
Car(s): 1980 mk3 capri 2l ohc T9 , Toyota Blade Master 3.5l V6, Paso , 850T,rd400, 900ss
Location: Invercargill New Zealand

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by Mc Tool » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:09 pm

Unrelated#2
Many moons ago a rally driving friend gave me a complete set of brand new ( still in the ford packets) innards for my MK2 escort gearbox. After assy and fitting it was time to test it out and a bit of "rally drivin" in the local forest saw me wringing its neck up a long hill in 2nd and it started making noises as you describe ....it was about then I realised that in my haste to get sideways in the gravel I had forgotten to put any oil in it. :oops: :swear: :banghead:
I have the patience of a saint ........Saint cnuty Mc Fuckoff

tejb1
Posts: 211
Joined: Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:12 pm
Car(s): Capri 1.6L (weekend/holidays)

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by tejb1 » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:07 pm

A top up of oil sorted this! Perhaps understandable given it's a very long and steep hill!

Terra-Kotta
Posts: 11716
Joined: Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:41 pm
Car(s): Pinto/crossflow guru.

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by Terra-Kotta » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:39 am

Don't worry about it.

User avatar
Major_Tom
Posts: 7069
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:21 am
Car(s): Hot 2.0S
Location: Cambridge

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by Major_Tom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:12 am

D366Y wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Need MajorTom to chip in here - he's destroyed a number of gearboxes so will probably know best! :lol:
To be fair one of them was only 99p though!
My car isn't stupid.... it's MENTAL.

User avatar
D366Y
Donator
Donator
Posts: 1253
Joined: Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:26 pm
Car(s): 1986 Laser 1.6, runaround project
1981 GL Auto 2.0, Barn-Find-Resto, now also a runaround project
1980 3.0S, crash damage resto

Currently full up and no more space but I still want a 2.8...
Location: South Bucks

Re: Concerning gearbox noise

Post by D366Y » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:01 pm

Major_Tom wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:12 am
D366Y wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:01 pm
Need MajorTom to chip in here - he's destroyed a number of gearboxes so will probably know best! :lol:
To be fair one of them was only 99p though!
Hardly surprised it died then! :lol:

Post Reply