that ******* Midland gearbox AGAIN.....
2002 Mini One. Bought 3 years ago with 74000 on clock, now 107000. No apparent problems at all with gear box (no noise, no problems getting into/jumping out of gear apart from reverse) until last week when suddenly developed fast rattle from front when not under load, and oil leak seemingly from box which rapidly got serious. Garage on preliminary investigation thinks oil leak may be from hole in bellhousing (which will cause problems when trying to get an exchange recon?). So need replacement box. Recommended suppliers and any advice?
thanks in advance