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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2014, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all!
Bought my first mini today, a 2001 mini one.
Body is mint, interior is mint, but rattle from clutch area.
I only paid a few hundred quid for it, so happy to take a chance its the gearbox knackered.
Long mot and tax too!
Cant wait to get it home, but wont happen till next week.
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Hi and welcome to Mini2.

Sounds like you got a bargain even if you have to swap the gearbox, lots of info on here if you search for Rover 'Midland' gearbox. Failing Mini gearboxes normally make a whining bearing noise or a noise like a helicoptor rotor.
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