Has your gearbox been replaced? Yes or no?

Discussion in 'Engine, Gearbox, Exhaust and Air Intake' started by Digital Reaper, Sep 16, 2011.

Have you had the gearbox in your 197 / 200 replaced?

  1. No - I'm still running the original gearbox

    382 vote(s)
    74.6%
  2. Yes - I'm running a replacement gearbox

    130 vote(s)
    25.4%
  1. Cossers

    Cossers

    Messages:
    698
    Car:
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    From what I gather, 60k and on original box, gears are very slick with no crunching at all.
     

  2. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Messages:
    8,431
    Location:
    Lowestoft, England.
    Car:
    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT
    Lucky boy :smile:

    Very hit or miss these boxes....

    No rule of thumb regarding age, mileage or even use.

    Must say - I do treat mine with the utmost respect though :smile:
     
  3. Antti O

    Antti O Paid Member

    Messages:
    1,389
    Location:
    Mikkeli, Finland
    Car:
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    I have 105.000km (approx 65000miles?) , original box from 2007.
    No any issues. When gearbox is warm everything is smooth with ELF NFP.
     
  4. Christopher

    Christopher

    Messages:
    751
    Location:
    Manchester
    Car:
    200 Clubsport
    I'm on my second gearbox and second slave cylinder.

    The latter let go on the way back from the Nurburgring. That was fun.
     
  5. cliovirgin

    cliovirgin Gold Member

    Messages:
    438
    Location:
    Callington, Cornwall
    Car:
    197 cup
    My vote needs changing to replaced please.
     
  6. stuthc

    stuthc

    Messages:
    31
    Location:
    Yorkshire
    07 plate with 82k on the clock and approx 20 track days under its belt... still on original box.

    However! - 3rd gear is non existent and it only stays in 4th on very light throttle. I'll click on the 'Yes' option once it gets replaced in a few weeks
     
  7. MrWid

    MrWid

    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Car:
    Clio 197 Cup
    Just had my main shaft bearings replaced at 64k, synchros were inspected but no faults found with them... so still on the original box :smile:
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Messages:
    4,768
    Location:
    Herts
    Car:
    197
    Where'd you get that done Wid if you don't mind me asking?
     
  9. MrWid

    MrWid

    Messages:
    53
    Location:
    Milton Keynes
    Car:
    Clio 197 Cup
    Beaniesport :thumb:
     
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  10. DrumB

    DrumB

    Messages:
    7
    Car:
    Clio 197 RS
    I have 2006 year RS 197 with original box. 96 000 km. Box works great cold and warm. Next week oil change and many more happy times ahead (fingers crossed :smiley: ).
     
  11. hon_n_gem

    hon_n_gem

    Messages:
    17
    Location:
    Kent
    Car:
    Albi blue Clio 200
    Getting replaced in the next month, 44k miles, no track days (unless the previous owner did, but he said he hadn't).
     
  12. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Messages:
    4,768
    Location:
    Herts
    Car:
    197
    Where you having the work done bud?
     
  13. SeanTheSheep

    SeanTheSheep Paid Member

    Messages:
    419
    Location:
    South Wales
    Car:
    Clio 200
    Original box in mine. 09 plate coming up on 70k and it's now started to crunch going into 4th :worried: last two months or so, and the last few weeks it's got progressively worse, to the point where I'm skipping forth gear altogether, 3rd straight to 5th and same coming down.

    Anyone know what sort of price tag I'll be looking at to get it repaired?$?$

    Just did a quick search on the inter webs for a new gear box.......... £660! Steep? Steal? Fair?
     
    Last edited: May 23, 2017
  14. redSTAG

    redSTAG Paid Member

    Messages:
    27
    Car:
    clio197F1
    clio F1 2007 119 865 k orginal gear box with problems:worried:
     
  15. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger

    Messages:
    213
    As far as I know, I’m still on the original box. 2007 with 55,000 miles.

    No issues whatsoever, that’s the kiss of death right there now!




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  16. Harrysoon

    Harrysoon Paid Member

    Messages:
    9
    Car:
    RS Clio 200
    When I first test drove mine (4-5 weeks ago) noticed 3rd gear crunch straight away at 45k miles. The car had been looked after well from what I can see, has FSH from Renault garages.

    The dealer's garage did a rebuild on it before I picked it up. Feels solid now in all gears, touch wood, and hopefully no issues again.
     
  17. Dorian

    Dorian Paid Member

    Messages:
    1
    Car:
    Punto
    Hi all,

    I've been wanting to buy 197 for some time now after beeing mesmerized by only one drive in one.

    Been reading last 2 days about this horror gearbox stories. Has there been a solution, does anyone know the
    "uprated" parts number(if there is such a thing) for syncros 3th and 4th gear?

    Another member posted this picture many pages before, and this seems to be a brass one.
    fc558f23.jpg

    On this parts page I see what appears to be a "steel" one rather than brass, but no part numbers.
    Could this be a solution?

    I can do the job of replacing syncros myself but don't wanna do this every few months if I'm again putting
    melting stuff with the same quality.

    Br,

    Dorian
     
  18. rupe30

    rupe30 Paid Member

    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    Stratford-upon-Avon
    Car:
    Albi Blue RS197
    The 4th gear synchro went after about 38k in my old 197 cup. I replaced the gearbox in that.

    Now in another 197 on 27k and its all good at the moment (as you'd expect!), going to change the gearbox oil regularly.

    So a vote for both for me.. :think:
     
  19. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,765
    Location:
    North Wilts
    Car:
    UR 197
    Still original as far as I'm aware, nursing it on 89k with a slight crunch on 3rd...I will get it sorted...or I'll just chuck a Meg in it when it inevitably goes bang...
     
  20. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    Messages:
    641
    Location:
    Black Diamond Gang
    Car:
    197 UR
    I had a crunch in 3rd until I changed the box oil, it's still got the crunch when really pushing it but I got a spare box not long after getting the car just in case, it's sat in the shed waiting for the day I need it.


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