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Well with less than 1500miles on my MCC, blatting through the lanes :D come to junction, go for 1st and damm, could not get the lever in, no crunching. Try other gears fine so had to pull away in 2nd. :( .

Get the car home and call Mini Emergency. They send out the mechanic that looks at the linkages, confirmed its broke and arranges for it to go to my local dealer. Drove it there Wednesday and got given a hire car.

Diagnosis today, raised a Puma report with BMW and it needs a new box! To be fitted Monday.

Is it me or are the boxes not that great? This is my 3rd mini and 3rd box !!!!!

1st was changed a week before I sold the motor, worked fine but was just noisy under load (something I hear a lot of complaints about on the Getac box).

2nd was changed cause it was a bugger to get reverse (very common).

And now this.

Must say I find the Getrac box better than the British Midland box and the ratios do a better job of tugging the old girl around. But what is it with reverse? Crunch. Not common with other motors.

Wait to see what Monday brings, oh well gives me the weekend to enjoy my Astra! as they say "Only one car faster than a company car, a hire car" :p :p
 

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Anyone have an idea when a 'fix' will be available for the box ? . I find the ratios and change excellent BUT the box is really noisy and ruining the driving 'experience ' I guess a recall will be in order , I hope it's soon .
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I never had a single problem with my 2001 Cooper gearbox and it seemed fast and slick to me at all times.

My new Gertrag one feels more mechanical and clunky but i kind of like it. Have crunched reverse a couple of times but no other probs... (touches wood)
 

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Sorry to hear gearbox your broke

GaryM said:
Well with less than 1500miles on my MCC, blatting through the lanes :D come to junction, go for 1st and damm, could not get the lever in, no crunching. Try other gears fine so had to pull away in 2nd. :( .

Get the car home and call Mini Emergency. They send out the mechanic that looks at the linkages, confirmed its broke and arranges for it to go to my local dealer. Drove it there Wednesday and got given a hire car.

Diagnosis today, raised a Puma report with BMW and it needs a new box! To be fitted Monday.

Is it me or are the boxes not that great? This is my 3rd mini and 3rd box !!!!!

1st was changed a week before I sold the motor, worked fine but was just noisy under load (something I hear a lot of complaints about on the Getac box).

2nd was changed cause it was a bugger to get reverse (very common).

And now this.

Must say I find the Getrac box better than the British Midland box and the ratios do a better job of tugging the old girl around. But what is it with reverse? Crunch. Not common with other motors.

Wait to see what Monday brings, oh well gives me the weekend to enjoy my Astra! as they say "Only one car faster than a company car, a hire car" :p :p
Did you experience any problems before it broke? ie clonks when releasing the cluch, problems selecting gear. If so please read some of the posts under "Noisy selecting gearbox on 05 Mini One and Cooper." If you have time I would be interested in hearing your story.

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No story as such, had been driving quite fast through some local country roads :) and the box felt fine, well no different from normal. Came up to a crossroads where you have to stop went for 1st and could not get the lever in. Cos of previous experience with doggy reverse I tried other gears to spin the box a bit but still could not get 1st. So 2nd - 5th home and on to the dealer.

I had read various posts before I called Mini just to find out if anyone else had problems, The main complaints seem to be rough sounding noises and the reverse crunch :mad:

Got the car back yesterday evening and have clocked about 130miles since. The new box is much more notchy on the gear lever and seems to have a slightly shorter shift occasionaly making me think that I have missed the gear. Guess I'll get used to that. The box also sounds less noisey under load, still rough, just not as loud.

Lets see if I can make 1500 miles till the next box. :p
 
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