Gearbox rebuild, water is an engine killer

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by gazza280, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. gazza280


    Sep 26, 2012
    Hi all

    Today I am taking my Autocruise Starblazer to have the gearbox rebuilt and new clutch £1565 gulp!!:cry:

    It has a Peugeot Boxer engine and as I understand the Ducato and Boxers have an ongoing problem with the water pipe not being long enough and water getting into the gearbox. I thought the previous owner had dealt with this problem as I had paperwork from a local garage that did the work.

    Since buying the van I have only done about 3000 miles and recently I was having problems getting 5th gear. Then 2nd gear so now big bill for gearbox rebuild.
    I beleive that the problem has not been dealt with but I have been researching this and according to other forums the Peugeots and Ducatos have problems with water coming in from the windshield scuttle and other areas and finding its way back onto the gearbox and the engine and the electrics.

    When I get the working van back I will find areas that can get ingress of water and deal with it the best I can but has anyone else had this problem and how did you solve it?

    many thanks :thumb:
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    Gary, sorry to hear about your woes.. .. was this a private or dealer purchase.. ?

    If a dealer I would go back to them and claim the cost of the repair either under the warranty or if expired, under the Sale of Goods Act as van not being fit for purpose and not durable.

    If private purchase, the Sale of Goods Act doesn't apply .. but you have paperwork from a garage who carried out the work, they should have given a warranty to the previous owner who should have passed to you.. If not, then again the repair is covered under the Sale of Goods Act..

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