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Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 09:56:35 +0000
Subject: Re: 2500S
I had the BW35 in my 2000 mkI rebuilt last year, the cost including
labour was GBP350. Due to the hassle involved in removal of the box
and the degree of cleanliness required in any work on the internals I
would suggest you get the 'box rebuilt as opposed to just repaired.
> 1) Haynes use to list a manual for the 2500S, which now appears to be
> out of print. Anyone know of a supply source?
> 2) My 1977 2500S auto' has an oil leak either from the sump gasket or
> (more likely) the rear main seal. Just one of those annoying minor
> leaks - doesn't use much oil at all really, but does cause unsightly
> drips on the driveway.
> If it's the rear main, my Triumph service man says approx A$650 all
> up (including parts and labour at A$55 per hour). He says one can get
> to it without engine out, but a major fiddle because sump is behind a
> cross member (or some such).
> a) doe's this price seem okay?
> b) I'm a reasonable home mechanic, is this a realistic home job
> without major lifting equipment?
> Thanks for feedback,
> John K