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I need a little help, looks like my 2nd gear synchromesh has gone, just wondered if anyone knows the best place to track one down is lotus my only option?

My car is a 1997 Gt3 with 83000 on the clock.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Diagnosis? don't get me wrong it may well be done for, but what makes you think that, what is it doing, I'd flush with a light oil just a few miles , no load, just up and down through the gears a few times. Then refill with a recommended oil. I use Castrol.

I mention this because on my Elan I thought I had a syncro problem which turned out to be just dirt/impurities on a cone which the flush fixed. So whilst it may be worn syncro, if there is a cheap fix without removing the gearbox.

Life is like a sewer, what you get out of it, depends on what you put into it. (Tom Leahrer)

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Or via a local Renault dealer, it's a standard Renault part , they just need the gearbox number (UN-1 . 017 or whatever).

That's the route I took when i had my gearbox overhauled, the specialist thought it was an expensive part when they gave me the price, but it was still approx

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