BOX­ING CLEVER

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

The man­ual gear­box shares its lu­bri­cant with the en­gine which is a lot to ask of any oil. As a re­sult, reg­u­lar oil changes are es­sen­tial to slow down the rate of wear as much as pos­si­ble – ev­ery 3000 miles is ideal. The first thing to wear will be the syn­chro cones, al­though these should still last 100,000 miles. Even when in rude health a Mini’s gear­box whines. Of more con­cern are un­to­ward noises on full lock, sug­gest­ing tired CV joints; spe­cial­ists typ­i­cally charge around £100 per side.

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