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Hey guys

 

Looking at buying nice Bugeye STI exactly what I am after.

 

However been in contact with the seller and he says it is getting a worn synchro repaired.

 

Is that a red flag? I know that the STI gearboxes are stupid strong and can easily handle 600hp so to hear them having issues makes me think it has had the living daylights thrashed out of it and that the entire gearbox might go boom.

 

I'd hate to buy an STI only for it to have an expensive gearbox replacement.

 

So should I avoid this vehicle? Any checks I could get done professionally without having them rip apart the box or if I decide to buy it just have to have faith in the gearbox?

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3 hours ago, Bugle said:

Things wear out, this is the way of friction

 

How many Km on the car?

 

198,000km :)

22 minutes ago, Loren said:

synchros are a service item like the clutch and brake pads.

 

Ok so this doesn't necessarily mean the car has been thrashed to buggery or that the rest of the gearbox is bad?

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4 minutes ago, Bugeye01WRX said:

 

198,000km :)

 

Ok so this doesn't necessarily mean the car has been thrashed to buggery or that the rest of the gearbox is bad?

 

 

No, it's a normal thing to need replacing periodically.

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9 hours ago, Loren said:

 

 

No, it's a normal thing to need replacing periodically.

 

Thanks dude that is good to know appreciate it!! :D

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5 minutes ago, Bugeye01WRX said:

 

Thanks dude that is good to know appreciate it!! :D

 

No problem. Be aware that it's also not a green flag... the gearbox could well be shagged and ready to snap a tooth. You have to factor that in when buying an older car.

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13 hours ago, Loren said:

an older car

 

am I the only one who thinks : pfft that's not old

 

it still gets 12month WOF's!

 

then oh

 

that's 20 years OLD!

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