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    Last week I had the gearbox oil changed with two litres of Millers CRX LS 75w90 NT+. All my gearbox noises have stopped now too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V*X*R View Post
    If you had it changed, who changed it? If it was main dealer they probably havenít done it properly and have probably not refilled with enough oil. Most will refill with 2.2l to make the total amount in the box 2.5l as opposed to 1.8l and also use upgraded oil such as Fuchs Titan Race SRG 75

    But itís also possible the noise is not transmission related as per bottlebillís comments.

    I complained to the main dealer when I brought mine last year as I had (and still have) a whine between 30-40mph. They replaced the gearbox completely, so you could try your luck and report the whining, which can clearly be reproduced, in an attempt to get a new gearbox. As I still have the noise I just live with it as a feature of the car. New clutch, DMF and gearbox (all under warranty) and noise still present so gave up with it!
    My local Alfa specialist who I have used for years (and trust) did it, he asked me what oil to put in and I told him standard GM based on a previous post I found on here, if anything it has made the noise worse Realised last night the car is now out of warranty, tried to extend the warranty online, put my reg in and it said they are unable to offer it for this car (such faith in thier product?)

    I'm done spending money on this car, just had to fork out for new disc and pads, service and MOT as well as this oil change, so I will just live with it for now, and maybe find a VX specialist in Yorkshire to take a look in a few months time.

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    im confused , the thread says steering whine , your all talking about gearboxes ?? I had a 13 plate from new and it always had a bit of diff whine , VX refused to do anything about it as their manager had the same car and it also made the same noise , they just told me to drive it and if it fails they will fix it

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    My whine only makes a noise when I turn the wheel and put my foot down. So call it what u want I've just read up that it's common and caused more of a gearbox / diff problem fixed by change gearbox oil. Though that hasn't worked in my case

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    Quote Originally Posted by andy9841 View Post
    My whine only makes a noise when I turn the wheel and put my foot down. So call it what u want I've just read up that it's common and caused more of a gearbox / diff problem fixed by change gearbox oil. Though that hasn't worked in my case
    I had gearbox oil changed with the service and used VX recommended gearbox oil. Whine continued. Changed to Fuchs titan???? and silence!

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    I would definitely change to better gearbox oil and would fit a short shifter at the same time. You should do it yourself as itís easy to do and would also save you a shed load of cash



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    Quote Originally Posted by t.dalgleish View Post
    I would definitely change to better gearbox oil and would fit a short shifter at the same time. You should do it yourself as itís easy to do and would also save you a shed load of cash



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    How do you identify if a short shifter is fitted to your astra. I read comments on short shifters and think mine may have one fitted but not sure what it looks like!

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    Open the bonnet and look at the gearbox selector, chances are that itís an Mtech shortshifter if fitted. If you are unsure google it to get the pictures


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    and there's me thinking the gear stick would be shorter !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebill View Post
    I had gearbox oil changed with the service and used VX recommended gearbox oil. Whine continued. Changed to Fuchs titan???? and silence!

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    Interesting. Will Deffo bere this in mind next time

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