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Re: Overdrive problem.....

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Subject: Re: Overdrive problem.....
From: "Mark Smith" <>
Date: Sun, 10 Feb 2002 20:37:21 +1100
Gurus of the MG list.....
Whilst out motoring today my overdrive started dropping in and out. I'd been
blasting around for a few hours when this malady occured....The car was
sitting at about 60mph and would suddenly drop out of O/D then  back in. I
tested it a couple of times with no ill effects. It proceeded as prescribed
or another half an hour then dropped out and this time refused to come back
Consulting the trusty workshop manual revealed dire warnings about removing
engines to access O/D units and the like..You know the sort of scary stuff
you dont do unless you really have too. Anyway I noticed in the
troubleshooting section a mention about checking the gearbox oil level as
this can have a bearing on the operation of the O/D..Sure enough the level
was a tad low.......I filled it up...adding about 300ml and its now running
fine. My question is in your collective experiance have I solved the problem
or is there a serpent lurking in my gearbox waiting to strike my wallet????
The car is a 68 MGB Mk1.....
As always any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.



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