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Gearbox repair MS15A-A

Flynnbarr

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Michael Fletcher.....Marlow Boat Services based in Maidenhead.
Steve Bil.....Stanley and Thomas Windsor.
Michael will know someone or recommend Steve Bil...
 

oldgit

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it this not a ZF or Hurth reverse gear painted volvo Green ?
Not that big a job to remove yourself if you wanted to save a little money
Took me about 90 mins to take out a MS4B and 60 mins to refit, singled handed.
This would give a wider choice of repairers , which might mean a quicker turnround.
 
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CJL

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Why not try a vehicle gear box specialist?

Probably got more experience in gear box work than a marine fitter.

CJL
 

oldgit

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Why not try a vehicle gear box specialist?

Probably got more experience in gear box work than a marine fitter.

CJL
Removed my gearbox and dropped into the auto gearbox repair outfit next door to my workshop, for quick look purely to diagnose what had failed.
They had it in bits in about 15 mins to discover a snapped drive shaft.
General amusement as to how basic and simple the box was.
Odered new shaft + gaskets etc from Volspec. Arrived in 48 hours, shaft fitted that morning.
Only minor problem, resealing water pipes to internal cooling matrix.
Box refitted in boat that afternoon, painted a nice shade of green, then coat of white paint in bilge to cover green drips and round to the Thames the following morning :) :):).
The water pump pressure microswitch failed en route. :( Fortunately had spare microswitch aboard.
 
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