Reached home on 23rd and dad came to pick me up in the 800. Initial Experience with the GB-
As soon as I slotted the first gear, it felt as if it's a brand new car. No nonsensical vibration or noise. Humming noise? What's that now
In my 5 kms journey from station to home, I felt that every penny and all the efforts we have put in this car is worth it.
The new gearbox is just awesome. No humming noise in any gear, no noise while shifting gears. Gear shift action feels much more precise now and above all, no loss of gear oil even after 1000 kms or no boiling of gear oil, which was an issue with the previous unit.
I am very much satisfied with the gear box. Hats off to Shashi for searching, and getting the work done in front of him. Road Trip Update
-With this optimism in my mind, I took my car to a 900 km trip, to test the car and spend some quality time too.
Started at 12:30PM, and reached the destination at 6:30PM, with just one break.
Roads were pretty good, did some triple digit speeds too, only when roads were empty. Else maintained a steady speed of 80-90 kmph. The car was pulling effortlessly with load of 4 passengers and their luggage.
The absence of air-conditioner did make it's presence felt, but we were so excited about the trip in my 800, that we didn't feel the heat.
Car performed really great, and we got a mileage of 18.5 kmpl for the entire trip. It feels so satisfying, when all the hard work ultimately pays off... Gear Oil change-
Came back from the trip and met Shashi the very next day. Then we both went to our MASS, to get the gear oil changed and some general checkup. Also we thanked our SAs.
We changed the gear oil as a precautionary measure, as it was advised by the SA to change it in 1k kms, so that the GB gets flushed once.
The new GB oil was Castrol 80W90 grade.
Also we changed the clutch and brake pedal rubber pad as they had deteriorated with age along with the accelerator pedal, as it was looking odd with new brake and clutch pedal pads.
We also changed the petrol inlet cap as the gasket had lived it's life.
Washed and waxed the car and now I am happy and satisfied with the performance of my car. I am sure Shashi too is satisfied.